Inspirational Quotes about Friendship

Inspirational Quotes about Friendship

“Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren’t bad people; they’re just acquaintances.”

– Jay Leno, on Friendship


“We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.”

– Thucydides


“When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.”

– Japanese Proverb


“A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

– Carl Jung


“Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.”

– Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC), On Friendship, 44 B.C.


“A true friend embosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.”

– William Penn


“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”

– Plutarch


“There is nothing like the razor sharp tongue of a good friend to cut through the lies we tell ourselves.”

– Laura Moncur, on Friendship


“Hey. Could we do that again? I know we haven’t met, but I don’t want to be an ant. You know? I mean, it’s like we go through life with our antennas bouncing off one another, continuously on an autopilot, with nothing really human required of us. Stop. Go. Walk here. Drive there. All action basically for survival. All communication simply to keep this ant colony buzzing along in an efficient, polite manner. “Here’s your change.” “Paper or plastic?’ “Credit or debit?” “You want ketchup with that?” I don’t want a straw. I want real human moments. I want to see you. I want you to see me. I don’t want to give that up. I don’t want to be ant, you know?”

-Waking Life


“Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

– Unknown, (often attributed to Albert Camus about friendship)


“Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved; the bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your friend; love that has grown cold can kindle.”

– Søren Kierkegaard


“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”

-George Washington


“We dreamt big dreams and then we chased them with all the might we could muster. Our dreams often took us to opposite ends of the world but our love and camaraderie always brought us back together stronger and wiser.”

– Alexander D’Fortitudo


“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”

– C. S. Lewis


“They come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave. You see, sometimes a person’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego, show you your flaws, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life.”

-Ayn Rand, Mini version of John Galt speech


“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

– Albert Schweitzer


“I’ve learned that all a person has in life is family and friends. If you lose those, you have nothing, so friends are to be treasured more than anything else in the world.”

– Trey Parker and Matt Stone

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