Powerful Friendship Quotes

Take special care of your special friends.

The quotes we have collected today represent the relationships that we consider as important as family. There is something so unique about someone who accepts you for who you are. We want to celebrate that today with these 20 powerful friendship quotes.

Tell Your Friends How Special They Are


20 Powerful Friendship Quotes

1. Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. – Henry David Thoreau

2. Friends always show their love. What are brothers and sisters for if not to share troubles? – Proverbs 17:17

3. Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. – Aristotle

4. Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love. – Robin Morgan

5. Friendship is the only rose without thorns. –¬†Madeleine de Scudery

6. Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never. – Charles Caleb Colton

7. How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we might go and meet their ideal cousins. – Henry David Thoreau

8. I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. – Abraham Lincoln

10. I get by with a little help from my friends. – John Lennon

11. It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. – Marlene Dietrich

12. Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. – Shel Silverstein

13. My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, you’ve had a great life. – Lee Iacocca

14. Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than family. – Proverbs 18:24

15. The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. – Elbert Hubbard

16. The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. ¬† Rachel Naomi Remen

17. The most I can do for my friend is simply be his or her friend. – Henry David Thoreau

18. Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back: a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. – Anais Nin

19. Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other. – Ecclesiastes 3:10

20. When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. – Henri Nouwen

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