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I love quotes! In a short few sentences, you are sometimes able to get a lifetime’s worth of knowledge and wisdom. Combine this with the fact that friendship is something that I hold dear to my heart and you get a collection of best friend quotes and best friend captions that are really special to me! I hope this collection of best friend quotes and best friend captions help you reflect on your current relationships and make the bond between you and your friends even stronger! If you plan to use a quote from here to make a gift for your best friend or simply change your Instagram caption on your BFF’s birthday — I am confident that you will find a quote you will like!

Friendship is an extraordinarily unique type of feeling which is very different from just love. While it’s possible to be in love with someone and not be their best friend, it’s impossible to have a friendship with someone and NOT love them. Take the example of your parents; while your parents are genetically hardwired to love you they are not necessarily your friends. (Watch this fun video below if you disagree). The reason behind this is that while love or “infatuation” just happens, you have ALL of the control when it comes to friendship and who you let into your circle.

With friendship, you are given an opportunity to choose whom you let into your life and whom you allow yourself to love. This control gives birth to the most beautiful relationships. While you are in a sense forced to change yourself for the relationships nature makes for you; with your friends, you are able to be who you truly are.

Just always keep in mind that true friendship is hard to come by and that it’s important that you always remind your friends how much they mean to you. So with that small reflection in mind here are 71 of my favorite best friend quotes for your best friend forever, a brother from another mother, or sister from another mister! (or simply if you need best friend quotes or best friend captions for your WhatsApp, Instagram, or Tik Tok status update)

Here are 71 of my favorite best friend quotes & captions for you & your best friend forever :  

    1. Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. – Samuel Butler
    2. A friendship that can end never really began – Publilius Syrus
    3. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. – Khalil Gibran
    4. A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. William Shakespeare
    5. Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. – Alexander Dumas
    6. True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. – David Tyson Gentry
    7. Allah (God) is the friend of those who believe: He brings them out of every kind of darkness into light – The Holy Quran
    8. A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else. – Unknown
    9. The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple? – Eugene Kennedy
    10. A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. ― Elbert Hubbard
    11. The language of friendship is not words but meanings. – Henry David Thoreau
    12. When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
    13. A best friend isn’t just someone who’s always there for you. It’s someone who understands you a bit more than you understand yourself. – Unknown
    14. Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? – Abraham Lincoln
    15. “Best friend” isn’t just a name. A best friend is someone who’s there for you, no matter what. You can trust them, with anything and everything. Best friends share tears and laughs, almost like their emotions are intertwined. Most importantly, you can always count on a best friend. – Unknown
    16. Best friends don’t necessarily have to talk every day. They don’t even need to talk for weeks. But when they do, it’s like they never stopped talking. – Unknown
    17. That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours. – Kristin Hannah
    18. True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically. – Author Unknown
    19. Oh, you’re the best friends anybody ever had. And it’s funny, but I feel as if I’d known you all the time, but I couldn’t have, could I? Wizard of Oz
    20. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. Elie Wiesel
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    22. A good friend and a bad friend are like a perfume-seller and a blacksmith: The perfume-seller might give you some perfume as a gift, or you might buy some from him, or at least you might smell its fragrance. As for the blacksmith, he might singe your clothes, and at the very least you will breathe in the fumes of the furnace. – Prophet Muhammad (saw)
    23. Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend. ― Sarah Dessen
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Author Unknown
    25. Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. ― Muhammad Ali
    26. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say. – Unknown
    27. A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. – Unknown
    28. You can’t describe your best friends in words. You can describe them with memories that you had with them. – Saurabh Saini
    29. Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant. – Socrates
    30. Best Friend: The one you can get mad at only for a short period because you have important stuff to tell them. – Unknown
    31. Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. Someone who changes your life just by being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop. Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is forever friendship. When you’re down and the world seems dark and empty, your forever friend lifts you up in spirit and makes that dark and empty world suddenly seem bright and full. Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times, and the confused times. If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows. If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on. Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be okay. And if you find such a friend, you feel happy and complete because you need not worry. You have a forever friend and forever has no end – Unknown
    32. What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. ― Aristotle
    33. A stranger stabs you in the front. A friend stabs you in the back. A boyfriend stabs you in the heart. Best friends poke each other with straws. – Unknown
    34. Best Friends can turn a horrible day, into one of the best days of your life. – Nathanael Richmond
    35. Best friends make the good times better and the hard times easier. – Unknown
    36. Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. Aristotle
    37. When it hurts to look back, and you’re afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there. – Unknown
    38. True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. – Unknown
    39. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow T. Wilson
    40. An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. – Buddha
    41. Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. ― Anaïs Nin
    42. Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find. ― William Shakespeare
    43. A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation and doesn’t always need togetherness. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part. – Unknown
    44. A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again. – Unknown
    45. The best mirror is an old friend. ― George Herbert
    46. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one. ― C.S. Lewis
    47. There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. – Paramahansa Yogananda
    48. Friends are the family you choose – Jess C. Scott
    49. I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends. I’m surrounded by angels, and I call them my best friends. – Pamela Daranjo
    50. Friends are like stars, they come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow – Roxy Quiksilver
    51. A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling. – Arthur Brisbane
    52. Want to see who your real friends are? Screw up and see who’s still there. – Unknown
    53. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. ― Elie Wiesel
    54. The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
    55. Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble. ― Stieg Larsson
    56. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you. – Unknown
    57. Nothing compares to the pain of a belly ache from laughing too hard with your best friend. – Unknown
    58. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
    59. Best Friend Quotes - Bob Marley
    60. Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again. – John O’Donohue
    61. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust
    62. Do not save your loving speeches For your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, Speak them rather now instead. – Anna Cummins
    63. A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are. – Unknown
    64. Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble. – Stieg Larsson
    65. In my friend, I find a second self. – Isabel Norton
    66. Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. – Samuel Butler
    67. Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys and dividing our grief. Marcus Tullius Cicero
    68. True friendship is like sound health. The value of it is seldom known until it be lost. –Charles Caleb Colton
    69. One friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in sunshine. – Matshona Dhliwayo
    70. A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. – Charles Darwin
    71. A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. – Aristotle

Share your favorite best friend quotes I might have missed in the comments:

I hope you enjoyed my collection of best friend quotes and captions! I’m confident you found a few best friend quotes you liked but in case there is a really awesome best friend quote I missed please make sure to share it below in the comments! Let’s try to make this post the ultimate collection of best friend quotes for all the beautiful friends in the world.

Sundus B

Sundus is the current Editor-In-Chief for CodeofLiving. She is a big advocate for personal development, self-improvement, and learning how the human mind works. She started as one of the first freelance authors to ever write for and continues today to contribute articles on topics she is passionate about.

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[14] Comments
  • Penny Higgins
    2:37 PM, 29 March 2021

    An amazing post with great tips as always. Anyone will find your post useful. Keep up the good work.

  • Bulet Kumar
    11:08 PM, 13 August 2020

    Such a great article !!! It is so informative about this. Thank you so much for sharing this. It’s really so good.Keep it up.

    • Osman Hameed
      10:04 PM, 25 December 2020

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article Bulet! Don’t forget to like and share! 🙂

  • Having A Best Friend
    2:47 PM, 27 May 2020

    Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
    Having A Best Friend

  • Join Leaf
    10:25 PM, 28 April 2020

    Thank you for sharing this helpful information!

  • Daniel
    1:52 AM, 30 March 2020

    I found the last quote “ A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies” really resonated with me and how I feel about my wife, who happens to also be my absolute best friend.

    Thank you for sharing!

    • Osman Hameed
      10:19 PM, 25 December 2020

      I’m glad you liked the article Daniel! That quote is on my favourite ones too 🙂

  • Online Quran Tutor
    12:03 PM, 9 February 2020

    It’s delightful that you are getting ideas from this post as well as from our conversation made at this place.

  • Moumita Mallick
    2:06 AM, 6 December 2019

    Best friends are like having own shadow who knows your dark side still never leaves you…

  • Okoduwa
    5:43 AM, 19 October 2019

    In friendship no matter how careful you are don’t let your impact be countless

    • Zargham N.
      12:39 PM, 5 November 2019

      Agreed 🙂

  • James
    11:48 AM, 15 October 2019

    I found this quote to be very moving “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” Thank you 🙂

    • Zargham N.
      12:38 PM, 5 November 2019

      That is also one of my favorite quotes! 🙂 It captures the essence of what friendship is and what a true bond feels like.

  • Inderpreet
    1:23 PM, 10 October 2019

    Really good collection of friendship quotes Allison. Thanks!

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