In a world where social media has become so important to us, we can easily lose touch with the power of real-life friendships. Here are some meaningful friendship quotes to remind us of the importance of the true connection that is a meaningful friendship.

If you’re looking for more meaningful friendship quotes, check out some of the annual great meaningful friendship roundups I’ve put together the last couple of years:

Meaningful Friendship Quotes

1. The meaning of friendship is not that two or more people get together and have fun, but that they are together for a common cause. -Dale Carnegie

2. “If you really want to make friends, hang around people who are friendly.” — Bob Hope

3. “It is not enough to have a kind word; it should be a good word.” — John Ruskin

4. “When I was young, I thought it was wonderful to have a friend. Now that I am old, I find that friendship is wonderful when you have only one.” — Groucho Marx

5. “If you want to be a friend, you have to be a friend.” — Unknown

6. “The best way to get to know someone is to get under their skin and see what they’re made of.” — Unknown

7. “Friendship means never having to say you’re sorry.” — Unknown

8. “The most important thing in the world is to be loved. If you can’t love, then learn to live.” — Marge Piercy

9. “You should be able to tell if a person is your friend by how they treat you when they don’t have to be.” — Unknown

10. “The best way to get to know a man is to take a walk with him.” — Unknown

11. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Elbert Hubbard

12. “When I am with my friends, I am never lonely.” — George Bernard Shaw

13. “The only true friends are those who accept you as you are.” — Anonymous

14. “Friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you can always feel their presence.” — Anonymous

15. “True friendship is when two people can find a reason to smile at each other even when there isn’t one.” — Unknown

16. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Unknown

17. “A true friend is someone who cares for your well-being as much as they do for their own.” — Unknown

18. “A friend is someone who cares for your well-being as much as they do for their own.” — Unknown

19. “Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’” –C.S. Lewis

20. “If you want to be a friend, you’ve got to be a good listener.” –Jodi Picoult

21. “A real friend is someone who knows all about you and loves the things about you that nobody else sees.” –Maya Angelou

22. “A true friend is someone who cares enough to listen to you rant and rave for hours on end, even though he has no idea what you’re talking about.” –Anonymous

23. “You don’t have to be crazy to work in television, but it helps.” –Johnny Carson

24. “I’m not sure there’s anything quite so useless as a book read straight through.” —G.K. Chesterton

25. “We can never be alone when we have friends.” —Mark Twain

26. “The only thing worse than having an enemy is having a fake friend.” –Mitch Hedberg

27. “The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch with, shoot the shit with, and never see again.” —Unknown

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28. “If you want to test friendship, drink its milk.” —Homer Simpson

29. “True friendship is sitting together, silently holding hands.” —Woody Allen

30. “I think that friendship is like sunshine. It doesn’t care how you feel, it just keeps on shining.” —Unknown

31. “You can’t be a friend if you don’t let your friends be themselves.” —Lily Tomlin

32. “We can never be alone when we have friends.” –Mark Twain

33. “True friendship is sitting together, silently holding hands.” –Woody Allen

34. “Friendship is when two people who need each other stay together for life.” — Joan Didion

35. “A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” — Elbert Hubbard

36. “When I was a kid, I always wanted a best friend. Then I grew up and I realized that I already had the best friend I needed. He was right there inside me.” — Bill Cosby

37. “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.” — Maya Angelou

38. “Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” — Unknown

39. “A true friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – William Shakespeare

40. “Friends are those who come into our lives and quickly go out again, never to return. But those who come into our lives, stay awhile, help us to make sense of things, help us to grow, and then go on their way, leaving us better, sometimes even happier than when they arrived.” — Unknown

41. “Friends are not necessarily those whom we agree with, but those whom we love.” — Robert Browning

42. “The best kind of friends are the ones who are always there for you, even when you’re having a bad day.” — Unknown

43. “True friends are the rarest treasure in the world, and it’s very difficult to find them. But when you do, hold onto them forever, for they are so rare and so valuable that they never come again.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

44. “We are all of us angels with only one wing, and sometimes we fly into each other’s arms.” — Mary Oliver

45. “I have no trouble believing in God. The trouble is, I can’t seem to find him anywhere.” — Robert Brault

46. “I’m lucky to have had my share of friends in life. It doesn’t matter how many people you know. If you don’t have a friend, you’re missing out on the whole ballgame.” — Jerry Seinfeld

47. “I believe in friendship more than human happiness.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

48. “Love your friends, but not too much. They may become jealous of you.” — Jean-Paul Sartre

49. “A true friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” —E. E. Cummings

50. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” —E. E. Cummings

51. “I believe in friendship, but I don’t believe in just any old friend. I want a best friend.” — Maya Angelou

52. “Friendship isn’t something you learn in school. You either have it or you don’t.” — Maya Angelou

53. “Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have forgotten how to fly.” — Unknown

54. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Eloise

55. “It takes two to hold hands. One to hold the other’s hand. And one to let go.” — Unknown

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56. “True friends are hard to find. You have to look for them when they are standing right in front of you.” — Author Unknown

57. “The measure of a person is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

Friendship Quotes

58. “Friends are those who lift us up when we can’t lift ourselves.” — Anonymous

59. “The more you help others, the more you give yourself.” — Leo Buscaglia

60. “You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

61. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” –Elbert Hubbard

62. “There is no such thing as a friend. A friend is a person with whom I can be myself.” – Elbert Hubbard

63. “I don’t have time for friends. I’m too busy being a friend.” — Unknown

64. “There are two kinds of friends those who are there when you need them, and those who would be there if you needed them but aren’t.” — Unknown

65. “Friendship is friendship. And if you haven’t got anything else to do, you’ve got to be friends with your friends.” —Unknown

66. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Elbert Hubbard

67. “There are no such things as friends. Only acquaintances.” — Mark Twain

68. “Friendship is friendship. The kind that helps you move through the dark. It’s not about who’s more important or who’s more successful, it’s about two people choosing to be together.” — Unknown

69. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – Unknown

70. “A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself.” — Mignon McLaughlin

71. “I know what it means to be lonely. I have been that way too many times.” — C.S. Lewis

72. “I’ve got a new motto Friends are people who walk in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Charles M. Schulz

73. “Friends are God’s way of apologizing to us for relatives.” — Anne Lamott

74. “If you have ever wanted to be somebody else, just be yourself.” — Maya Angelou

75. “You can tell how much a person cares by how many friends he has.” — Dorothy Parker

76. “A friend is a person who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Elbert Hubbard

77. “Friends are people who know all about you and love you anyway.” — Robert Brault

78. “Friends are like angels, they smile on you in times of sadness and happiness.” — Unknown

79. “Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one!’” — C.S. Lewis

80. “A good friend is someone who loves you for yourself.” — Unknown

81. “A true friend is someone who cares more about you than you do yourself.” — Unknown

82. “If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.” — Catherine Aird

83. “I think that friends are those rare people who make you laugh at the same time they’re making you cry.” — Joss Whedon

84. “True friendship is an expensive thing. You don’t realize it at first, but it costs you something. And then one day, you wake up and you’re empty.” — Unknown

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85. “The way to a friend’s heart is through her stomach.” —Mark Twain

86. “True friends are hard to find. They may be few in number, but they are priceless.” —William Shakespeare

87. “A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and accepts you for exactly the way you are.” —Linda Gillman

88. “A true friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.” —Mae West

89. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” —Robert Frost

90. “True friendship is not about what you say or how you say it; it’s about what you do when you say it.” —Unknown

91. “The only true happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves.” —Oscar Wilde

92. “We should all be so lucky as to have a friend like Fats Waller.” —Robert Benchley

93. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.” —Mae West

94. “There are moments when friendship is more than an emotion, it is a way of life.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

95. “I have no time to go out and look for trouble. Trouble looks for me.” —Mark Twain

96. “Friends are God’s way of apologizing to us for our relatives.” —Lily Tomlin

97. “A true friend is one who thinks you’re a good egg even if he doesn’t agree with your politics.” —George Burns

98. “A true friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

99. “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.” – Maya Angelou

100. “The most common question I hear from people is ‘How do I make friends?’ and I say, ‘You already have. You just don’t know it yet.’” – Unknown

101. “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato

102. “I think that friendship is the hardest thing to explain, because it’s so simple, so natural. It doesn’t need any reason. It just is.” – Bill Watterson

103. “Friends may be silent, but they never, ever forget.” – Unknown

104. “I am not what I want to be, but I am what I want to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

105. “Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” – James Baldwin

106. “If we could live by each other’s joy instead of our own, we should all be in heaven.” – Thomas Fuller

107. “A friend is someone with whom you can be yourself.” – Robert Frost

108. “To be in love is to be vulnerable. To be vulnerable is to be alive.” – Laurie Colwin

109. “True friends are rare because true friends are rare.” – David Lynch

110. “The best thing about friends is that they always believe in you, even when you stop believing in yourself.” – Unknown

111. “It is the nature of friendship to have your heart torn out and then put back in again.” – Charles M. Schulz

112. “A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard

113. “When you have friends, you don’t need anyone else.” – George Bailey

114. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

115. “True friends are hard to find, harder to leave, but impossible to forget.” – Unknown

 

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