Friendship is a cherished gift that adds meaning, joy, and support to our lives. It is a bond that we cultivate and nurture, offering companionship, laughter, and a shoulder to lean on during both the highs and lows of life. In this collection of friendship quotes, we explore the beauty and depth of these special relationships that enrich our journey. These quotes serve as a tribute to the power of friendship, reminding us of the value of true connections and the impact they have on our well-being.
Celebrating True Friendship: Quotes that Warm the Heart
Take a moment to reflect on the essence of friendship as we delve into a collection of heartfelt and inspiring quotes. These words of wisdom, shared by renowned authors, philosophers, and influential figures, encapsulate the beauty and significance of true friendship. Let them remind you of the bonds you have formed, the memories you have created, and the support you have received from the cherished friends in your life.
I know Donald Trump. I’ve met him; I know his family. I have love and friendship and affection for his family members. But I’m going to work very hard to ensure that he is not our president.
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.
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
I firmly believe, only because I’ve been doing this for so long, every show takes three years. 90% of them don’t get three years. It just does. It takes a long time to build a community, build a friendship with your characters. It’s hard for people to grasp on and make them care about you.
Your friend is your needs answered.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
Henry David Thoreau
I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to make the acquaintanceship, and then the friendship, of two Venetians, Roberta and Franco, who remain my best friends here after almost 50 years.
If the chemistry is right between star and photographer and the geometry of the pictures pleases the star, often the two people end up with a long-term professional friendship during which they continue to work together and to produce highly personal images.
Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job. It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting.
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Henry Ward Beecher
What drew me towards team sport were the camaraderie and friendship. The chance to celebrate victory and success with a group of other people is something I have enjoyed doing.
We were bringing Wham! to a close, but we weren’t bringing our friendship to a close.
It’s the most exciting thing to watch God work when I’ve asked him about something, to listen to him and watch him work. It’s like this friendship, and it just grows and grows and grows and grows.
Charles R. Swindoll
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
I’ve learned from my dealings with Johnny Carson that no matter what kind of friendship you think you have with people you’re working with, when the chips are down, it’s all about business.
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
In 1962, I wrote a series about 42nd Street called ‘Welcome to Lostville.’ One result was that the young Bob Dylan read it and invited me to his first concert at Town Hall; the result was a kind of friendship that years later led to my liner notes for ‘Blood on the Tracks.’
Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created, and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations.
Men and women can absolutely be friends, and that’s what we need to be. Part of the problem is that we aren’t friends enough. Our relationships are negotiations, and that is not friendship.
I want to know what it is to build the foundation of the friendship for real, to have my best friend and not because we’re just intimate, but because we’re mentally intimate. So I’m waiting for that person to come into my life.
My friendship with The Doobie Brothers never really changed. We’re all still good friends, and I really admire those guys a lot.
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.
The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you’re actually helping to make America stronger.
Friendship language is, ‘You look nice tonight.’ Desire language is, ‘You look hot tonight.’
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
I know, firsthand, that soccer brings people together – all it takes is a ball and a few people, and the seeds of friendship are planted.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade.
I think friendship in football is a massive part of the team.
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
We will pursue a relationship of friendship and co-operation with the United States, always rooted in mutual respect and in the defence of our fellow Mexicans who live and work honourably in that country.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
I think most humans have experienced a time in their life where they were deeply in love, whether it’s romantic or familial or friendship love, with someone who didn’t feel the same way back.
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
The Chinese go around with lollipops in their pockets. They have aid. They have friendship deals. They build you a Prime Minister’s office or President’s office or Parliament House or Foreign Ministry. For them, trade is an extension of their foreign policy.
Lee Hsien Loong
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many.
I enjoy the time passing. I think it’s a privilege to be in friendship with time.
When I moved from Armenia to L.A., I moved to North Kingsley Drive. That was my street, that’s where I grew up and I saw everything there. I started skateboarding there. I witnessed homelessness, the poor, you know, I noticed gangs. I learned about friendship.
I gave Mitt Romney some donations for his campaign because he was a friend, and friendship came first. I’ve always been a Democrat, and I’ve had different views than Mitt Romney. I’m not Mitt Romney, and I think people will realize that when they meet me out there.
I’ll tell you what a friendship is to me. Friendship to me is, if my friends need my little finger to live, I’m going to have it cut off. I’m going to the hospital, they cut off my finger, and maybe I have a gold finger instead, and I become famous. But I still give it to my friend.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles R. Swindoll
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.
We are committed to the development of friendship and good neighbourly relations with Pakistan. I believe that Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto shares this commitment.