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52 Inspiring Friendship Quotes For You & Your Best Friend

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By: Alison R – 11 months 1 week​ ago
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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 be best friends with someone and not love them. Take the example of your parents; while your parents are genetically hardwired to love you they aren’t necessarily your friends. The reason behind this is that while love just happens, you still have a bit of control when it comes to friendships. 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 best friends, you are able to be who you are. 

Just always keep in mind that a true best friend 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 52 of my favourite best friend quotes for your best friend forever, brother from another mother or sister from another mister! (or simply for your WhatsApp status update “wink wink” ;) )

52 Of The Best Friendship Quotes: 

  1. 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
  2. A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else. – Unknown
  3. A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. ― Elbert Hubbard
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. “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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. Elie Wiesel
  11. 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)
  12. 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
  14. 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
  15. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say. - Unknown
  16. 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
  17. You can’t describe your best friends in words. You can describe them with memories that you had with them. - Saurabh Saini
  18. Best Friend: The one you can get mad at only for a short period because you have important stuff to tell them. – Unknown
  19. 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
  20. What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. ― Aristotle
  21. 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
  22. Best Friends can turn a horrible day, into one of the best days of your life. - Nathanael Richmond
  23. Best friends make the good times better and the hard times easier. – Unknown
  24. Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. Aristotle
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow T. Wilson
  28. 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
  29. Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find. ― William Shakespeare
  30. 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
  31. A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again. – Unknown
  32. The best mirror is an old friend. George Herbert
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Friends are the family you choose – Jess C. Scott
  36. I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends. I'm surrounded by angels, and I call them my best friends. - Pamela Daranjo
  37. Friends are like stars, they come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow - Roxy Quiksilver
  38. Want to see who your real friends are? Screw up and see who's still there. – Unknown
  39. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. ― Elie Wiesel
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you. – Unknown
  43. Nothing compares to the pain of a belly ache from laughing too hard with your best friend. – Unknown
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust
  47. A friend is someone who understand your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are. – Unknown
  48. 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
  49. In my friend, I find a second self. - Isabel Norton
  50. Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. Marcus Tullius Cicero