Friends Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old friends quotes, friends sayings, and friends proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Friends are the family you choose. Jess C. Scott
Friends are like rainbows - always there to cheer you up after a storm. unknown
When our friends are present we ought to treat them well; and when they are absent, to speak of them well. Epictetus
Friends are much better tried in bad fortune than in good. Aristotle
True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited, but in adversity they come without invitation. Theophrastus
Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find one good, you must a hundred try. Claude Mermet
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life. Pythagoras
Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected. C.J. Langenhoven
Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods. Aristotle
Friends show their love in times of trouble... Euripides
Where there are friends, there is wealth. Titus Maccius Plautus
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. Thomas A. Edison
If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I would be at the bottom to catch them. Anon
Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life. Anon
Friends are life's finest blessings. "Friend" and "free" are from the same root word; perhaps because you are free to be yourself with a friend. Author Unknown
Friends make memories...the heart preserves them. Author Unknown
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
My friends are my estate. Emily Dickinson
True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for awhile. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they're never dead in your heart. Author Unknown
True friends are those who lift you up when your heart's wings forget how to fly. Author Unknown
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. John Churton Collins
All we can do is to make the best of our friends: love and cherish what is good in them, and keep out of the way of what is bad: but no more think of rejecting them for it than of throwing away a piece of music for a flat passage or two. Thomas Jefferson
With true friends...even water drunk together is sweet enough. Chinese Proverb
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. Ed Cunningham
Friends are relatives you make for yourself. Eustache Descamps
Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world. Henry Drummond
Friends are the most important ingredient in the recipe called life. unknown
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you. Unknown Author
Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them - your smile, your hope, and your courage. Doe Zantamata
Friends are those crazy people who keep coming back, in spite of being exposed to the real you. Richelle E. Goodrich
True friends never apart maybe in distance but never in heart. Helen Keller
A circle of friends, doesn't always keep perfect relationships. Anthony Liccione
Real Friends' are someone who are right next to you when you got in emergency, not in only parties. Hiroko Sakai
Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. G. Randolf
Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it's good just knowing they are there. Author Unknown
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. Author Unknown
Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life. Sare and Cate
No matter whether you believe this or not, your friends command a major proportion of your destiny, they contribute largely to your future. Choose the right friends, keep yourself around like ? minded people, regardless of their background, as long as you share common future aspirations! Tonny Rutakirwa
Your friends are very precious things; Their love is like the rarest gem. But friends are hard to find and keep Unless you are a friend to them. Ann Cragg
Be careful the friends you choose - for you will become like them. W. Clement Stone
Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. Henri Nouwen
Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families. Anonymous
When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance. Anatole Broyard
Friends are like Peanut Butter ... it sticks to the roof of your mouth, like a friend sticks to you.... and it feels as if they never go away.! unknown
Friends are the sunshine of life. John Hay
Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light. Jennie Jerome Churchill
Friends are like stars, they come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow. Roxy Quiksilver
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt
True friends can see the hurt in your eyes when everyone else is fooled by your smile. unknown
Side by side or miles apart, dear friends are always close to the heart. unknown
Good friends are those who care without hesitation, who remember without limitation and who love even without communication. Philippos
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Henry Adams
There are good many fools who call me a friend. and also a good many friends who call me a fool. Chesterton
A friend in power is a friend lost. Henry Adams
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. Santayana
A friend is a present which you give yourself. R.L. Stevenson
Everyone's friend is no one's. Schopenhauer
To find a friend one must close one eye to keep him, two. Norman Douglas
There are people whom one should like very well to drop, and would not wish to be dropped by. Samuel Johnson
It's what people don't know about each other that makes them such good friends. Evan Esar
Some friends are habit. Others a luxury. Evan Esar
To keep friends, treat them kindly; to kill friends, treat them often. Evan Esar
A true friend remains a friend even when you don't deserve to have a friend. Evan Esar
It is surprising how many friends a man has until he needs one. Evan Esar
A person's five closest friends say a lot about them and where they are heading whether uphill or downhill. John A. Andrews
Genuine friendship is at the root of all long lasting relationships. John A. Andrews
If I say I am your friend, I will always be your friend, not as long as or until anything. I will always be there for you. John A. Andrews
Sometimes, if it is a close friend or relative they will certainly remind you of those skeletons in your closet. John A. Andrews
The people who create long lasting meaningful friendships with others understand that love lives on long after they're gone and therefore they're gone and therefore they're not afraid to invest in meaningful associations. John A. Andrews
Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die cause you never had time to call and say, 'Hi'? You'd better slow down. Don't dance so fast. Time is short. The music won't last. Vincenzo Berghella
Monkeys, warm with envious spite, their most obliging friends will bite. Bathroom Readers' Institute
Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. Bernard Baruch
A friend is one who loves you, but one who loves you isn't necessarily your friend. Bathroom Readers' Institute
Friends help us stay lose and keep our perspective in check when we start complaining about life. James Frey
Friends comforting each other during times of loss is so very powerful and meaningful. James Frey
My parents told me to choose friends, not because they are popular, attractive, rich, athletic, etc. But because they are good people. James Frey
Real friends are loving in an unconditional manner. They accept you for your faults, the quirky things that you do or so, and regardless of what you do for them. James Frey
A real friend is someone who would feel loss if you jumped on a train, or in front of one. Bangambiki Habyarimana
Unknown silences make the real conversations between friends. Bangambiki Habyarimana
I have great faith in fools. Self-confidence, my friends call it. Bangambiki Habyarimana
Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel you've done a permanent job. Bangambiki Habyarimana
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us when adversity takes the place of prosperity. Bangambiki Habyarimana
The quality of your life is your community. Your true wealth are your friends. Steve Supple
Socially, people copy their friends, Professionally, people copy their foes, Culturally, people copy their idols. Steve Supple
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. But if you haven't learnt the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learnt anything. Muhammad Ali
Before borrowing from a friend, decide which you need most. American Proverb
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. St.Thomas Aquinas
A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. Aristotle
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. Aristotle
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle