Friendship Quotes and Sentiments

Updated on September 27, 2017

"In a friend you find a second self."

If you're like me, you want to express appreciation to your friends, but aren't sure how. To help with this effort, I've organized sentiments, quotes, and poems for you to use in cards, text messages, and scrapbooking. You can also use these wonderful words for making inexpensive gifts. I like to write quotes on shipping tags and give them as bookmarks. Or how about a special quote tied with ribbon around a loaf of bread to add a personal touch to a freshly baked gift?

Whether a holiday or "random act of kindness day", you'll find an expression here to fit the occasion. I'll continue to add sentiments and "warm fuzzies" as I find them, so enjoy, and always take a moment to share a sentiment with someone special.


Definition of a Friend

"Friend - a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection and loyalty."

~ Collins English Dictionary

"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably." William Penn

"What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies." - Aristotle

"Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!" - George Eliot

Friends are God's way of taking care of us.

Good friends are like quilts ~ they age with you yet never lose their warmth.

True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.

Friends are flowers in the garden of life.

Heartfelt Friendship

A friend is someone who can touch your heart from across the world or across the room.

A good friend is like a warm quilt wrapped around the heart.

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

A friend is someone who reaches for your hand,

and touches your heart.

A true friend is a work of heart.

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day,

so I never have to live without you."

~ Winnie the Pooh

Kindred Spirits

"There's something beautiful about finding

one's innermost thoughts in another." - Oliver Schreiner

" Two may talk together under the same roof for many years,

yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends."

- Mary Catherwood

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another,

'What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.'" - C.S. Lewis

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford

More than you can imagine or even comprehend,

I thank God for you, my very special friend!

Forever love, forever care,

My best friend, is always there

If friends are flowers,

We must be Best Buds!

How to Personalize Someone Else's Words

We can't all put our feelings into words like Shakespeare or Browning. I think reading quotes give us those "ah ha" moments of "Yes, that's just what I want to say." When a quote captures your message, use it and add a personal touch. I love to do this by making my own cards.

If you're limited by time or crafting ability, buy a pretty box of blank cards and print a quote typed on your computer, cut it out and insert it inside the card with double-sided tape. Going to that little bit of extra effort means so much and I think you'll find it saves you time and money, as opposed to making a trip to the store each time you need a birthday card.

Good Friends in Bad Times

A friend walks in when the world walks out.

Precious and Few are friends like you.

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."

~ Helen Keller

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.

A real friend is one who overlooks

your broken down gate,

and admires the flowers in your garden.

Into every life a little rain must fall. Call me any time you need an umbrella!

"A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though

he knows that you are slightly cracked." - Bernard Meltzer

"I get by with a little help from my friends."

~ John Lennon

You're the kind of friend that only heaven could have sent.

"When true friends meet in adverse hour;

'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.

A watery way an instant seen,

The darkly closing clouds between."

- Sir Walter Scott

He that is thy friend indeed,

He will help thee in thy need:

If thou sorrow, he will weep;

If you wake, he cannot sleep;

Thus of every grief in heart

He with thee doth bear a part.

Friendship Wisdom

A friend's eye is a good mirror.

Friends share the joy and divide the sorrow.

"Be slow to fall into friendship,

but when you are in,

continue firm and constant."

~ Socrates

"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be." - Douglas Pagels

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must

undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."

~ George Washington

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

Friendship Blessings

"When you ask God for a gift,

Be thankful if he sends,

Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,

but the love of real true friends."

~ Helen Steiner Rice

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe unto him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up." Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.

"A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire."

~ La Rochefoucauld

Time Spent With Friends

A day spent with a friend is a memory made.

For memory has painted this perfect day with colors that never fade, and we find at the end of a perfect day the soul of a friend we've made.

-Carrie Jacobs Bond

" 'Stay' is a charming word in a friends vocabulary." - Louisa Mary Alcott

"Never shall i forget the days i spent with you .

Continue to be my friend,

as you will always find me yours."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving,

make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!"

- Amanda Bradley

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow

Don't walk behind me, I may not lead

Just walk beside me and be my friend."

~ Albert Carnus

"Thank you for the good times,

The days you filled with pleasure.

Thank you for fond memories,

And for feelings I'll always treasure"

~ Karl Fuchs

"Life is partly what we make it,

and partly what it is made by

the friends we choose."

~ Tennessee Williams

Far Away Friends

"Side by side or miles apart,

Dear friends are always close to the heart."

"Just a little note to keep in touch,

and say "I miss you very much".

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave,

and impossible to forget. - G. Randolf

"Don't be dismayed at good-byes.

A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.

And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes,

is certain for those who are friends."

~ Richard Bach

"We all take different paths in life,

but no matter where we go,

we take a little of each other everywhere"

~ Tim McGraw

"Maybe if you can't get somebody out of your head,

they're supposed to be there."

Those truly linked don't need correspondence. When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.

My thoughts are free to go anywhere, but it's surprising how often they head in your direction.

How About a Friendly Hello?

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      2 years ago

      A true friend is ever with you.

    • TapIn2U profile image


      7 years ago

      I love your lens! This quote is best for me, "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand,

      and touches your heart." Sundae ;-)

    • ptruc profile image

      Adam Turner 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing, nice lens about friends.

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      Avi Wolfson 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great lens, thanks for sharing!

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      8 years ago

      Hi..great lens..i like it

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      8 years ago

      when you have a friend who always takes the pressure off you onto themselves is unselfish in how they spend their time with you and how often they think of you ,what we always never see that's right in front of our eyes a person who is a wonderful human being

    • waldenthreenet profile image


      8 years ago

      friendhips can be at many levels. Japanese people gave us the Cherry Trees back in earlly 1900s. We fought World War II. Now post war we are friends. Should we not give them "magnoli blossoms" now ?

    • HeavenBlessedMe profile image


      9 years ago

      Great lens with many heartfelt quotes. Definitely worth saving to favorites. Have a blessed day!

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      9 years ago

      Great compilation of quotes. I love them all. Reminds me of a very dear friend I had before. We used to wrote each other quotes. Nice lens. If you are interested, here is some info about facial exercise.

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      JenOfChicago LM 

      9 years ago

      Great collection of quotes!

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      9 years ago

      Love the friendship sentiments. Thank you.

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      rachsue lm 

      9 years ago

      I love this lens. I will definitely be back when writing a note to a friend. My fave quote is Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."

      ~ Helen Keller Thank you so much for sharing

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      9 years ago

      Awwww, what a great lens! Thumbs up!

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      9 years ago

      thisi s lvoely, great job and well done, i love these quotes.

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      9 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Hello! :-D Thanks for sharing such beautiful thoughts and expressions!

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      sudeep13582 lm 

      9 years ago

      very good lens... nice and informative..

      here is another one..

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      10 years ago

      Great lens, blessed by a squidangel :)

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      11 years ago

      Wonderful thoughts! 5 stars and rolled to my Symbols and Traditions of Friendship lens.

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      11 years ago

      Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! :-)

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      12 years ago

      touching, thank you.


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