100+ True Friendship Quotes Your Bestie Will Adore

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Friendships are special bonds that deserve to be cherished.

Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered when it comes to celebrating that special friend in your life! From funny quotes for old and new friends alike, to short and sweet messages for your number one pal, you’re sure to find the perfect sentiment that your best friend will love.

Our quotes will let your best friend know they’re in your thoughts. Simply pick your favorite from our huge selection of quotes about friendship to honor your bestie!

And don’t forget: this year Friendship Day 2023 (aka International Day of Friendship) is on Sunday, July 30.

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Short & Sweet Friendship Quotes

friendship quotes - a chosen best friend

I wouldn’t choose anyone else to be my bestie but you.

Don’t count the amount of friends you have,
rather the ones that matter most to you.

A friend you can count on is a friend for life.

friendship quotes - blessed to have you as my friend

I’m blessed to have a friend like you in my life.

A secret shared between good friends
Is a secret that’ll remain safe forever.

You are the creme de la creme of friends.

friendship quotes - friends chosen family

Close friends are your chosen family.

Time spent with friends
Is always time well spent.

friendship quotes - a best friend is worth many

A best friend is worth a million ordinary friends.

You are a beautiful human and a fabulous friend.

True Quotes About Friendship

friendship quotes - cherish true friends

True friendships are hard to come by. If you’re lucky enough to find one, hold onto it forever and never let it go.

"A true friend is someone who is there for you when they would rather be anywhere else."
— Len Wein

Friendships aren’t measured by quantity, but rather by quality.

"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

A true friend is one who knows you inside and out, accepts you for all your flaws, and loves you unconditionally just the same.

friendship quotes - friendship is the best

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”
— Douglas Pagels

Remember: A true friend will be there for you day or night, come rain or shine.

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

"A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present, and encourages your future."

friendship quotes - true friends shine bright

“Friends are like stars, they come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow.”
— Roxy Quiksilver

There is nothing in the world more never-ending than a true friendship.

A true friend is the one who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else is fooled by the smile on your face.

friendship quotes - dr seuss

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
— Dr. Seuss

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
― Aristotle

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."
— Elisabeth Foley

Meaningful Friendship Quotes

Meaningful and heart-touching quotes about friendship to warm your bestie’s heart.

friendship quotes - best friends stick around

The best friendships aren’t measured by who you’ve known the longest... they’re determined by those who came and never left your side.

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

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
— Rumi

friendship quotes - my friend my world

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world."
— Leo Buscaglia

You know a friendship is meaningful when that person is constantly on your mind and always in your thoughts.

“Friendship - my definition - is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there, and it has to be mutual.”
― Stieg Larsson

friendship quotes - inspirational friend

Our friendship motivates me to be a better person. I’ll never stop being inspired by you, bestie.

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."
— Woodrow T. Wilson

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

friendship quotes - meaningful bestie

There is no one else in this world who means as much to me as you, bestie.

"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

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
― Helen Keller

friendship quotes - rumi quote

“Be with those who help your being.”
— Rumi

"It isn't much good having anything exciting, if you can't share it with somebody."
— A.A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh

"The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it."
— Hubert H. Humphrey

Quotes for Friend Far Away

friendship quotes - distance heartfelt
“True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.”
— Helen Keller

Even if I’m not able to be there with you, I’ll always be there for you.

friendship quotes - forever bestie
Friendship isn’t about being inseparable; it’s about being separated and nothing changes.

“Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled.”
― Ally Condie

No matter the distance that stands between us, we’re connected by the heart, you and I.

friendship quotes - friend always there
“Good friends are like stars.
You don't always see them but
you know they’re always there.”
— Christy Evans

No distance can stand in the way of true friendship.

"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."
— A.A. Milne

If I can’t be with you in person, I’ll be there in spirit.

“I miss you like the deserts miss the rain.”
— Tracey Thorn

friendship quotes - never apart
Best friends
Are never truly apart
When they’re connected
By the heart.

"The most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you."
— A.A. Milne

Best Friend Quotes

friendship quotes - best friend stories

A good friend has heard all of your stories, but a best friend has lived them with you.

My bestie ‘till the end.

"If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you."
— A.A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh

friendship quotes - friends slay together

Friends who stay together slay together.

— Unknown

Good times are always great times with a best friend.

friendship quotes - rumi supportive friend

“Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.”
— Rumi

I’ll never get tired of making memories with you, bestie.

"A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you'll never smile again."
— Unknown

friendship quotes - rare best friends

A true best friend
Is the rarest kind
That’s why they’re
The hardest to find.

I love my best friend ❤️

friendship quotes - diamonds are a girls best friend

“It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds.”
— Gina Barreca

Surround yourself with supportive friends.

I know with certainty
You will be one of those
Forever friends.

Good Friend Quotes

friendship quotes - lucky friendships

“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.”
― S.E. Hinton

I’m forever grateful for having a friend as supportive as you.

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
― Alice Walker

Some friends come and go, but good friends will always stick around.

“Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find.”
― William Shakespeare

A friend as good as you
Is worth holding onto.

friendship quotes - good friends laughter

“If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking , they can make you laugh.”
― P.C. Cast

Life is so much more interesting
When you have a good friend by your side.

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

Funny Friendship Quotes

funny friendship quotes - true friends judge others together

“True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.”
— Emilie Saint-Genis

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

funny friendship quotes - patient friends put up with each other

We must be best friends for me to have put up with you for this long!

“In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.”
– Salman Rushdie

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”
― Sylvia Plath

funny friendship quotes - flaws love elbert hubbard quote

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you."
— Elbert Hubbard

If you find someone with a personality as weird as your own, hold onto them and never let them go.

“Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.”
— Robert Brault

We’ve been friends for such a long time that I forget which one of us is the bad influence…

funny friendship quotes - my favorite weirdo

You’re my favorite weirdo.

We’re best friends because we possess the exact same level of crazy.

"A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked."
— Bernard Meltzer

We have no option but to be best friends… We know far too many of each other’s secrets!

Crazy friends
Crazy memories
Wouldn’t be made!

"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable."
— David Tyson Gentry

Having a friend like you means I’ll always be laughing, even when I don’t want to (and usually at the most inappropriate times!)

New Friend Quotes

friendship quotes - new friends new adventures

"As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen."
― A.A. Milne

I’m so blessed to have such a wonderful new friend in my life.

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

New friendships bring about exciting new beginnings.

friendship quotes - new friends new memories

“Every new friend is a new adventure… the start of more memories.”
— Patrick Lindsay

Finding new friendships is one of life’s simple pleasures.

"We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see."
— A.A. Milne

Happy moments with old and new friends alike.

friendship quotes - cs lewis

“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

So many new memories await us.

friendship quotes - new friends good for the soul

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

With so many memories made, it’s easy to forget that a best friend was once a new friend.

"I've found somebody just like me. I thought I was the only one of them."
— Milne

Surround yourself with positive people.

“There are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet."
— W.B. Yeats