True Friends Sayings and Quotes

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

True friends walks in when the rest of the world has walked out. Walter Winchell
True friends are not mirrors where we can always see ourselves reflected in a positive light. Shannon L. Alder
The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. Barbara Kingsolver
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. Laurence J. Peter
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
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
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. Sicilian Proverb
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad. Arnold H. Glasgow
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. Elbert Hubbard
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. Arnold Glasow
Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie. Robert Brault
A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself. Frances Ward Weller
It's the ones you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter. Marlene Dietrich
10. A friend shares the good times and helps out by listening during the bad times. Molly Oliver
A true friend is someone you can disagree with and still remain friends. For if not, they weren't true friends in the first place. Sandy Ratliff
A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world. H. Jackson Brown
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Donna Roberts
Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention. Clifton Fadiman
Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don't understand. Robert Brault
Tell me something only you know and make a new friend. Dejan Stojanovic
What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it. C.S. Lewis
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. Elizabeth Foley
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. Edgar Watson Howe
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. Benjamin Disraeli
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Henry Adams
The essence of true friends is to make allowances for another's little lapses. David Storey
We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young. Letty Cottin Pogrebin
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. Jerome Cummings