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97 Quotes About Best Friends That Will Move You

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Can you imagine life without your best friend? These are the people who have been with us through our worst, yet still find us charming, adorable, and fun to be with. They have lifted our spirits when we’re feeling down, and have held their breaths in our success.

Looking for beautiful, witty – even funny – quotes about best friends? Here are 97 of them to celebrate these amazing people in our lives.


Best Friends Forever Quotes

 1.) “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

2.) “No friendship is an accident.” ― O. Henry, Heart of the West


3.) “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” ― Elie Wiesel


4.) “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


5.) “Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.” — It’s a Wonderful Life


6.) “Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.” ― Oscar Wilde


7.) “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Grayson


8.) “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.” — Albert Camus

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9.) “The best mirror is an old friend.” ― George Herbert


10.) “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”— Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


11.) “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” ― Aristotle


12.) “There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.” ― Sylvia Plath, the Bell Jar


13.) “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


14.) “There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met.” ― Jim Henson, I’m going to Go Back There Someday


15.) “Ooh you’re the best friend that I ever had

I’ve been with you such a long time

You’re my sunshine and I want you to know

That my feelings are true

I really love you

Oh you’re my best friend” — Queen


16.) “When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” —Diane von Furstenburg


17.) “A friend to all is a friend to none.” ― Aristotle


18.) “Only a true friend would be that truly honest.” — Shrek


19.) “Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.”  — Waqar Ahmed


20.) “Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.” ― Socrates


21.) “True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.”― Nicole Richie


Moving Quotes for Your Best Friend

22.) “Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends.”— Virginia Woolfe

23.) “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12.” — Stand by Me


24.) “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


25.) “True friendship is never serene.”— Marquise de Sevigne


26.) “I get by with a little help from my friends.”— The Beatles


27.) “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” ― Jim Morrison


28.) “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


29.) “Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.” ― C.J. Langenhoven


30.) “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.”— Anonymous


31.) “We’ll be friend ’til we’re old and senile. … Then we’ll be new friends!” — Anonymous

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32.) “A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.” — Anonymous


33.) “You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.”— E.B. White Charlotte’s Web


34.) “A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” — Heidi Wills


35.) “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” — Anna Taylor


36.) “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” — Proverbs 27:9


37.) “If you want to find out who’s a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time … then see who sticks around.” — Karen Salmonsohn


38.) “Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.” — N.R. Hart


39.) “A true friend is someone who will always love you — the imperfect, the confused, the wrong you — because that is what people are supposed to do.” — R. J. L.


40.) “Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked in to your life, said “I’m here for you,” and PROVED it.” — Unknown


41.) “Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.” — Unknown


42.) “There is nothing I wouldn’t do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.” — Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey


43.) “Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.” — Steve Maraboli


Inspirational True Friends Quotes

44.) “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

45.) “In my friend, I find a second self.” — Isabel Norton


46.) “There’s something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace.” — Lisa Whelchel


47.) “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” — Amy Poehler

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48.) “The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” — Shanna Rodriguez


49.) “Nothing makes the earth seem as spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” — Henry David Thoreau


50.) “A good friend is like a four leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” — Irish Proverb


51.) “There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will.” – Unknown


52.) “A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else.” – Unknown


53.) “If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile… But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.” – Unknown


54.) “It’s the times we’re so crazy,

That people think we’re high.

It’s the times we laugh so hard,

We can’t help but cry.

It’s all the inside jokes

And ‘remember whens’.

Those are all the reasons

That we’re best friends!”

– Unknown


55.) “Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’ believe it.” – Belgicia Howell


56.) “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


57.) “Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest… It’s about who came, and never left your side…”- Unknown

58.) “If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them, I’d be at the bottom to catch them”- Unknown


59.) “Friendship is like standing on wet cement. The longer you stay, the harder it’s to leave, and you can never go without leaving your footprints behind.” – Moi


60.) “A true friend sees the first tear… catches the second… and stops the third”- Angelique


61.) “Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.”- Unknown


62.) “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

quotes about best friends light63.) “It’s really amazing when two strangers become the best of friends, but it’s really sad when the best of friends become two strangers.”- Raphnie


Funny Best Friend Quotes

64.) “Friends are like a good bra, supportive, hard to find, and always close to your heart!”- Unknown


65.) “Anyone can make you smile or cry

But it takes someone special to make you smile

When you already have tears in your eyes”

– Unknown


66.) “The only reason god didnt make us sisters is because one mom couldn’t handle us both.”- BrItTaNy


67.) “A good friend helps you up when you fall. A best friend pees their pants laughing, trips you again, and calls you a**hole.” – Unknown


68.) “I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends. I’m surrounded by angels, and I call them my best friends.”- Pamela Daranjo


69.) “As people grow up, they realize it becomes less important to have more friends, and more important to have real ones.”- Laguna Beach


70.) “I catch your eye and you smile and I feel so much love for you it’s insane, but I feel you looking back at me with nothing more than friendship.”- Unknown


71.) “Maybe I can’t stop the downpour, but I will always, always join you for a walk in the rain.” – Unknown


72.) “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are.”- Unknown


73.) “True friends can see the hurt in your eyes when everyone else is fooled by your smile.” – Unknown


74.) “The buddy system is essential to your survival; it gives the enemy somebody else to shoot at.” – Murphy’s Military Laws


75.) “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”- Ed Cunningham

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76.) “People say best friends are hard to find — that’s because the best is already mine!” – Unknown


77.) “True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side”- Unknown


78.) “Here’s to the nights that turned into mornings with the friends that turned into family”- Unknown


79.) “A friend is not the one that will kill for you, but the one that will die for you”- Pes


80.) “Friends teach you what you WANT to know. Enemies teach you what you NEED to know.”- Unknown


More Quotes About Best Friends

81.) “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”- Walter Winchell


82.) “There’s a point in every true friendship, where friends stop being friends and become sisters.”- Unknown


83.) “What’s Tommy without Chuckie, What’s Steve without Blue, What’s Spongebob without Patrick, It’s me without you”- Unknown


84.) “It’s funny how in the end, you always go back, to the ones that have been there from the very beginning”- Unknown


85.) “Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like without you. Then I thank God I only have to wonder.”- Heather Cordelia


86.) “There are some people in life

That makes you laugh a little louder

Smile a little bigger

And just live a little better”

– Unknown


87.) “You get into the [B I G G E S T] fights, with the people you care about most because those are the relationships, you’re willing to fight for.”- Girlie

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88.) “Friend: One who knows all about you and loves you just the same.”- Elbert Hubbard


89.) “I have the kind of friends

Where if my house was burning down,

They’d be roasting marshmallows and

Hitting on the firemen”



90.) “I live for the days I can’t remember with the friends I’ll never forget.”- Unknown


91.) “No matter how serious life gets you still need those ones you can be absolutely stupid with…..”- Websitersomething


What’s your favorite among these quotes about best friends?

Anyone can be your best friend: a mother, father, sister, brother, teacher, stranger, colleague – or even an old enemy. You never know who is going to have such a big impact in your life.

So pay attention: your best friend might just be in front of you all along.

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