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500 Deep Quotes To Celebrate True Friendship (2023)

1. The circle of friendship is a place of warmth and caring, where people come together for listening and sharing. A place of kindness and trust, a place of tears and laughter too. I'm glad to share that circle with a special friend like you. Beth Stuckwisch


2. “I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life. ” — Jerry Lewis


3. “Sisters and brothers are the truest, purest forms of love, family and friendship, knowing when to hold you and when to challenge you, but always being a part of you.” – Carol Ann Albright


4. “The roots of this friendship that once nourished me in deep places now ache with a barren flow. The conversations and connections have been hollowed out and replaced with a stabbing throb of a pierced soul. The arrow dug deep.”


5. “Real 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


6. “The key to power, then, is the ability to judge who is best able to further your interests in all situations. Keep friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent.”


7. “Refusing to gossip is a beautiful decision to make. It not only creates richer friendships but, more importantly, it makes our relationship with the Lord more authentic and believable. We honor God when we honor each other.”


8. “How much that strange confession explained to him! The painter’s absurd fits of jealousy, his wild devotion, his extravagant panegyrics, his curious reticences -- he understood them all now, and he felt sorry. There seemed to him to be something tragic in a friendship so coloured by romance.”


9. “Thank you for being you! You’ve been like a cool breeze on a hot, muggy day. Whenever I talk to you, I am at ease. I appreciate your love and friendship. You bring such joy, laughter, hope, and peace to my life. You are such a blessing!”


10. “It is said that we can’t attain enlightenment, let alone feel contentment and joy, without seeing who we are and what we do, without seeing our patterns and our habits. This is called maitri — developing loving-kindness and an unconditional friendship with ourselves.”


11. “We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive: it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.” — Eric Greitens


12. The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter. — Awakenings


13. “Thank you for all of the warm memories we have shared together. You gave me the strength to face my toughest challenges and fight harder for what I believe in. Thank you for your friendship, loyalty, and love. Without you by my side, I don’t know what I’d do.”


14. “All great relationships, the ones that last over time, require productive conflict in order to grow. This is true in marriage, parenthood, friendship, and certainly business.”


15. When you’re driving your BMW, the road ahead might seem clear and straight. But in fact, life is full of curves: curve of fate, curves of friendship, curves of love.


16. Thank you for all the years of friendship, sis. You are my best friend, and your loyalty is always appreciated and never underestimated. May your birthday be filled with wonderful surprises and amazing gifts.


17. "Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again."— John O'Donohue


18. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.” – Unknown


19. “Whenever you feel short or need of something, give what you want first, and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love or friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may do, but it has always worked for me. I trust that the principle of prosperity is true, and I give what I want. I want money, so I give money, and it comes back in multiples. I want sales, so I help someone else sell something, so sales come to me. I want contacts, and I help someone else get contacts. Like magic, contacts come to me. I heard a saying years ago that went: god does not need to receive, but humans need to give. My rich dad would often say: poor people are more greedy than rich people. He would explain that if a person is rich, that person is providing something that other people wanted...whenever I think people aren't smiling at me, I simply began smiling and saying hello. Like magic, the next thing I know: I'm surrounded by smiling people. It is true that you world is only a mirror of you. So that's why I say, teach and you shall receive.”


20. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” – Khalil Gibran


21. “I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”


22. “Conflict resolution, be it between partners or the members of the united nations, is in essence very simple. There where are two parties is in reality but one partnering with itself (and leaving space between itself) so not to be by itself and this for the purpose of companionship, friendship, love. The good news is that this knowledge can also be used in interpersonal relationships be it with family, friends and loved ones. Best is to always come back to a single truth. Truth is that all this is self and that the purpose of self is love which is why self is diverse to begin with.”


23. Brother in Law, I wish you to know how much you matter. I am grateful for the lifelong friendship that we have shared and how wonderfully you have been there for me through some tough times. There will always be a special place in my heart for you because of everything that you are and all that you do. Happy Father’s Day!


24. “I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment…. If you shake my hand, that’s for life. ” —Jerry Lewis, comedian and filmmaker


25. “Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time.” ~ Daniel Kahneman


26. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” — Khalil Gibran


27. “Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” – Ann Landers


28. You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.” — Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society


29. “I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream. When I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life.” – Jerry Lewis


30. My life is awesome because you are in it. This special day is to remind you that I am grateful to you for all the greatest moments of my life. Happy friendship day!


31. It’s another friendship day for both of us to go back in the memory lane and find out what mischiefs are missing there. So, we can add them to this coming year! Happy friendship day!


32. “A real friendship is not about what you can get, but what you can give. Real friendship is about making sacrifices and investing in people to help them improve their lives.” Ed Mylett


33. 71 Happy birthday! Wishing you all the best things this life has to offer. You are the true meaning of friendship and I am so thankful that you are in my life. It is time to celebrate the magnificent, stupendous, extraordinary…YOU!


34. “Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that's set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God's gift of the Christ child.” -Amy Grant


35. ... friendship is a key relationship, not an "extra" that we make the time for when the other primary relationships in our life are addressed Jan Yager, When Friendship Hurts


36. "The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter."— Awakenings


37. “My life is so much better because I found you. I am the luckiest person in the world to have your love, and your friendship, and your heart. You deserve all the best things in life. You are my light at the end of the tunnel when things get tough.”


38. “I may give you any gift you want on your birthday, but it still could not compare to the love and friendship you have given me over the years. Happy birthday, sister.”


"39. My soul is not contained within the limits of my body; my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.”


“You are a rare gem, an exclusive, a limited edition. There is only one of you! Have an amazing day!”


“You might love people despite their limitations, but you also love them because of their limitations.”


“What cancer cannot do: cancer is so limited. It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot destroy peace. It cannot kill friendship. It cannot suppress memories. It cannot silence courage. It cannot invade the soul. It cannot steal eternal life. It cannot conquer the spirit.” – Anonymous


“My soul is not contained within the limits of my body. My body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.”


My soul is not contained within the limits of my body. And My body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.” – Jim Carrey"


40. Gratitude creates the most wonderful feeling. It can resolve disputes. It can strengthen friendships. And it makes us better men and women. - Gordon B. Hinckley


41. “The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.” —Mark Twain


42. “I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.”— Shauna Niequist


43. “The Bible tells us to "speak the truth in love" because we can't have community without candor. Solomon said, "An honest answer is a sign of true friendship." Sometimes this means caring enough to lovingly confront one who is sinning or is being tempted to sin.”


44. “But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” – Thomas Jefferson


45. The bond and friendship that you two share is one like no other, and I know how proud you are of him. So today I want to wish you a very happy father’s day, because in the years to come, he will always be your little brother!


46. “Here’s something to consider: If you have a friend whose friendship you wouldn’t recommend to your sister, or your father, or your son, why would you have such a friend for yourself? You might say: out of loyalty. Well, loyalty is not identical to stupidity. Loyalty must be negotiated, fairly and honestly. Friendship is a reciprocal arrangement. You are not morally obliged to support someone who is making the world a worse place. Quite the opposite. You should choose people who want things to be better, not worse. It’s a good thing, not a selfish thing, to choose people who are good for you. It’s appropriate and praiseworthy to associate with people whose lives would be improved if they saw your life improve. If you surround yourself with people who support your upward aim, they will not tolerate your cynicism and destructiveness. They will instead encourage you when you do good for yourself and others and punish you carefully when you do not. This will help bolster your resolve to do what you should do, in the most appropriate and careful manner. People who are not aiming up will do the opposite. They will offer a former smoker a cigarette and a former alcoholic a beer. They will become jealous when you succeed, or do something pristine. They will withdraw their presence or support, or actively punish you for it. They will over-ride your accomplishment with a past action, real or imaginary, of their own. Maybe they are trying to test you, to see if your resolve is real, to see if you are genuine. But mostly they are dragging you down because your new improvements cast their faults in an even dimmer light.”


47. "The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.”– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


48. “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.”


49. “SLOW DANCE Have you ever watched kids On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain Slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Do you run through each day On the fly? When you ask: How are you? Do you hear the reply? When the day is done, do you lie in your bed With the next hundred chores Running through your head? You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Ever told your child, We’ll do it tomorrow? And in your haste, Not see his sorrow? 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. When you run so fast to get somewhere You miss half the fun of getting there. When you worry and hurry through your day, It is like an unopened gift thrown away. Life is not a race. Do take it slower. Hear the music Before the song is over.”


50. Wishing you happiness to welcome each morning. Wishing you laughter to make your heart sing. Wishing you friendship, sharing, and caring. And all of the joy the birthday can bring. — Noble Diary


51. “A woman who walks away from the promise of power finds the strength to forgive – and saves her friendship, her marriage, and her sanity. The world is turned upside down.”


52. Marriage is a thousand little things. It’s giving up your right to be right in the heat of an argument. It’s forgiving another when they let you down. It’s loving someone enough to step down so they can shine. It’s friendship. It’s being a cheerleader and trusted confidant. It’s a place of forgiveness that welcomes one home, and arms they can run into in the midst of a storm. It’s grace.” – Unknown


53. “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


54. "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


55. “Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in ‘need’ of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me. I just trust that the principle of reciprocity is true, and I give what I want.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki , Reciprocal quotes friendship


56. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation.


57. “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together.” – Jon Katz


58. You have been the foundation of our friendship, my pillar of strength and the wall which shields me from every sorrow. If you were a house, I could live inside you. Thanks bestie.


59. “The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” —Eugene Kennedy


60. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep burning and unquenchable.” —Bruce Lee


61. “We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.” —Michel de Montaigne


62. “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” – Orson Welles


63. “Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.” —John Wooden


64. “We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.”


65. “Friendship takes work. Finding friends, nurturing friendships, scheduling face time, it all take a tremendous amount of work. But it’s worth it. If you put in the effort, you’ll see the rewards of positive friends who will make your life extraordinary.”


66. “If you’ve got a partner that’s supportive and you’re doing something you enjoy it doesn’t ever become a job or a burden. Its about community, new friendships, support mechanism.” ― Anita Roddick


67. There are people with a shitty personality when both sober and drunk. These people are assholes, but they don’t have problems. If you’re cool when you’re sober but you’ve lost friendships while intoxicated, you have a drinking problem.


68. “Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time.”


69. On such a special occasion, let’s take an oath that no matter what life unfolds before us, no matter how difficult time gets for us, we will always be best friends to each other. Happy friendship day dear friend.


70. “During times of disaster sorrow brings people together in a spirit of friendship, and influences man to recognize the blessings of becoming his brother's keeper.”


71. “You can’t possibly embrace that new relationship, that new companion, that new career, that new friendship, or that new life you want, while you’re still holding on to the baggage of the last one. Let go… and allow yourself to embrace what is waiting for you right at your feet.” – Steve Maraboli


72. “I cherish the friendship that we have. You’ve been such a blessing to me over the years and I’m so thankful that we’re going to continue on this journey ahead. Thank you for always being there for me. I couldn’t stand this crazy world without you by my side!”


73. Friendship is something that you should never take for granted. Some friendships come, and some friendships go, but ours is stronger than ever. Happy birthday to a faithful friend.


74. If one loves an individual merely on account of his friendliness, he loves him for the sake of the benefits to be gained from the friendship, rather than for the friend’s own sake. Consequently, the best way to assure oneself that love is disinterested is to have love for the enemy-neighbor from whom you can expect no good in return, but only hostility and persecution.


75. “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.”


76. The biggest lesson I learned this year is to not force anything; conversations, friendships, relationships, attention, love. Anything forced is just not worth fighting for, whatever flows flows, what crashes crashes.” -Amanda Rose


77. “You came into my life, you won my heart and you stayed….. This is the short and sweet story of our friendship which is out of this world….. Thanks for being such a good friend…. Warm wishes on Friendship Day.”


78. “There is almost a touch of condescension in the act of hiring friends that secretly afflicts them. The injury will come out slowly: A little more honesty, flashes of resentment and envy here and there, and before you know it your friendship fades. The more favors and gifts you supply to revive the friendship, the less gratitude you receive.”


79. “But don’t try to buy friendship; it’s not for sale. Giving gifts is a wonderful practice if the gift is backed up with genuine sincerity, a liking to give and liking for the person to whom it is given. But without real sincerity, the gift is often regarded as nothing more than a payoff or a bribe.”


80. It was the trust of many years, a true friendship, crumbling apart in her heart. The feeling of betrayal, stronger than a typhoon, ravaging everything in its way. All I could do was to hold her in my arms, so she didn’t fall apart. ” ― Danielle Paquette-Harvey


81. A very special sister for many years we’ve shared our lives one roof me once lived under sometimes we laughed, sometimes we cried through winter storms and thunder the younger years have faded fast we’ve gone our separate ways but through all time our friendship lasts our bond in life remains as summer brings the happy times the autumn winds will whisper a closer friend I’d never find than the one I call my sister”


82. “Our modern, rootless times do seem to be a particularly inhospitable environment for loyalty. We come and go so relentlessly that our friendships can’t but come and go too. What sort of loyalty is there in the age of Facebook, when friendship is a costless transaction, a business of flip reciprocity…. Friendship held together by nothing more permanent than hyperlinks is hardly the stuff of selfless fidelity. ” —Eric Felten


83. "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


84. “We all know deep down that nothing lasts forever – not even true love or friendships that feel like home. That’s why we need to cherish every moment we have with those who matter most and remember them always. ”


85. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”


86. “Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.”— Amy Grant


87. There is nothing I value more than our relationship, Mom. It doesn’t matter if you get older because we only get closer. Here’s to many more years of friendship.


88. “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.”


89. Give yourself the foundation you need to live the best life of your dreams. Like a good foundation is necessary, so are solid values and beliefs. The foundation of life is friendship. The best way to get ahead is to help others get ahead.


90. “Happy Birthday to the person who trusts me in a wholehearted manner, who accepts me as I am. As my friend, you are the person who will not give away me and my friendship at any point.”


91. “Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in ‘need’ of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me. I just trust that the principle of reciprocity is true, and I give what I want.”


92. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. ” —Ann Landers, advice columnist


93. "But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” – Thomas Jefferson


94. “Nevertheless, this was life. I could wish that life was fair and that things were different, but this is what it was and I was determined to make the best of it. I needed to move forward, and fight the battles put in front of me and cherish the friendships that surrounded me.” — Rachael Higginson


95. The Christmas Day brings memories, and kindest thoughts untold, Of friends we may not often see, But hope to always hold, So may the greeting be a link, In friendship’s precious chain, and may there be a Christmas Day, When we shall meet again!


96. “Sometimes I wonder that had you not been there, my life would have been such a dull and boring one…. Thanks for filling colours of your friendship into it.”


97. “We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others’ needs at some level or other.”


98. Our modern, rootless times do seem to be a particularly inhospitable environment for loyalty. We come and go so relentlessly that our friendships can't but come and go too. What sort of loyalty is there in the age of Facebook, when friendship is a costless transaction, a business of flip reciprocity.... Friendship held together by nothing more permanent than hyperlinks is hardly the stuff of selfless fidelity. — Eric Felten


99. People who say that there are no Sorrys or Thank Yous in friendship, are wrong. I don’t know if I owe you a sorry but I definitely know that I owe you a big thank you for being my friend. xoxo


100. “The weekly habits [include] one hour of conversation with a friend. . . . The usual life in America leans toward busying yourself with things that seem urgent, but friendships will never seem urgent. The most important things never are until it’s too late. The Common Rule habit of a weekly hour of conversation is aimed directly at that struggle. The idea is to cultivate a keystone habit of being the vulnerable, relational person you were created to be, even when life becomes complicated. . . . To cultivate the practice of a weekly hour of conversation is to keep the fire burning. It is to look out into a cold and dark world and to offer some light, some warmth, and a place to sit and talk.”


101. "I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life. That was the biggest thing to me. I'd never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him.. – Blake Lively on husband Ryan Reynolds in an interview with Marie Claire


102. “Be true to yourself. help others. make each day your masterpiece. make friendship a fine art. drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible. build a shelter against a rainy day. give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” – John Wooden


103. “Dear friend, you are someone special to me. I hope you know how much I appreciate your friendship. Thanks for being a partner in crime, my darling friend. I’m so blessed to have you in my life.”


104. "Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” —Bruce Lee


105. The secret to lifelong friendship is to treat the friendship as more than a gift but also as a responsibility. Thank you for playing your part in creating perfection.


106. The truest and purest friendships are connected by the soul and go way beyond that of the standard type of friendship many experience in their lives. You mean so very much to me and I feel you on a whole other level, my friend. You’re my spiritual sister and an integral part of my being. Happy birthday to you today, my dearest!”


107. Hey, my friend! We have been together for many years now, and I feel closer to you more when I think that we have matured together over time. I treasure the years we share and hope that our friendship stays like this forever. Happy birthday!


108. There are times in our life when we realize how blessed we are from the friendships we have formed over the years, graduations and retirements often remind us of this. Kate Summers


109. My dear friend: You truly deserve the best the world has to offer. I’m beyond thankful for our friendship and look forward to celebrating you today. Happy birthday!


110. #90 “Cheating isn’t always physical, flirting, or kissing. If you’re texting a woman and your partner is uncomfortable with it, but you think it’s more important for you to keep the other woman’s friendship, that’s emotional cheating.”


111. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. ” — Ann Landers


112. “From an early age, I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.” – Adam Clayton


113. The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this? -Henry David Thoreau


114. “If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.” – Samuel Johnson


115. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses ~Ann Landers


116. “I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper _ I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life..” – Jerry Lewis


117. Friendship is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there, and they have to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble. — Steig Larsson


118. “The only people worthy to be in our lives are the ones who help us become the best versions of ourselves. Cherish the friendships that make you feel alive, and let go of those that hold you back. ”


119. “We have been the best of the friends since our school and we promise to be friends for all our lives because we share the best of the compatibility and understanding….. Cheers to our long lived friendship….. Happy Friendship Day.”


120. “As the tug-of-war with Heather King over the inspection report dragged on, news surfaced that Holmes would be hosting a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign at Theranos’s headquarters in Palo Alto. She had long cultivated a relationship with the Clintons, appearing at several Clinton Foundation events and forging a friendship with their daughter. The fund-raiser was later relocated to the home of a tech entrepreneur in San Francisco, but a photo from the event showed Holmes holding a microphone and speaking to the assembled guests with Chelsea Clinton at her side.”


121. You’re what beauty and brain intertwined. Plus, you’re so cool to stay with, and I planned to do so throughout my whole life. Happy friendship day, beautiful.


122. This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunset to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth and love to complete your life.”


123. The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship: Ralph Waldo Emerson


124. “We all have quotes that we live by. For me, it’s the quotes about friendship: people come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. The ones who last for a lifetime aren’t always the ones you thought. They are the people who come into your life and change you in ways you didn’t expect. ”


125. “We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at least one which makes the heart run over.”


126. “They spent many hours together, wonderful hours of endless talk, so free and full that it combed the universe and bound the two of them together in bonds of closest friendship.”


127. I am proud of how amazing a person you are and very proud of our friendship! I hope you know how much you mean to me. Happy Birthday my friend (or friend’s name)!


128. “This is why remaining part of a group after achieving a goal is crucial to maintaining your habits. It’s friendship and community that embed a new identity and help behaviors last over the long run.”


129. “Wherever we go in our life, let’s make our friendship glow brighter than before. Let us live this life to the core and make others admire us. Happy Birthday to the person who keeps happy as always.”


130. “All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics.”


131. “Those early months at the Cottages had been a strange time in our friendship. We were quarrelling over all kinds of little things, but at the same time we were confiding in each other more than ever.”


132. We could all use a reminder every once in a while of how important friendship is. Whether you’re trying to cheer someone up or add a sweet sentiment to a gift, the words below will help you craft your message.


133. “Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness.” — Sam Harris


134. “As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language.” ~Sir Thomas More


135. “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”– Orson Welles


136. From an early age I didn't buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting. - Author: Adam Clayton


137. “We grow up with such an idealistic view on how our life should be; love, friendships, a career or even the place we will live ~ only to age and realise none of it is what you expected & reality is a little disheartening, when you've reached that realisation; you have learnt the gift of all, any new beginning can start now and if you want anything bad enough you'll find the courage to pursue it with all you have. The past doesn't have to be the future, stop making it so.”


138. “It was a friendship founded on many common tastes and interests, on mutual like and admiration of each for what the other was, and an attitude of respect which allowed unhampered expression of opinion even on those rare subjects which aroused differences of views and of belief. It was, therefore, the kind of friendship that can exist only between two men.”


139. “I don’t need 100 friends. I just need one loyal friend like you and that’s enough to rock this life. I’m so lucky to call you my best friend. Thanks for making our friendship magical.”


140. “Science will never be able to reduce the value of a sunset to arithmetic. Nor can it reduce friendship to formula. Laughter and love, pain and loneliness, the challenge of beauty and truth: these will always surpass the scientific mastery of nature.” – Louis Orr


141. Friendship — my definition — is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble. ― Stieg Larsson


142. “There would be many things to follow, as our friendship has many things. And so much of them reminds me of the happiness our friendship brings.” – Julie Hebert


143. “But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.”


144. Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. Love is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”


145. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep burning and unquenchable.” —Bruce Lee. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep burning and unquenchable.” —Bruce Lee


146. “There is little to be said in favour of poverty, but it was often an incubator of true friendship. Many people will appear to befriend you when you are wealthy, but precious few will do the same when you are poor”


147. They say that love is a friendship that has caught fire. Thanks for adding so much fire and passion to my life each and every day. You are my one and only. I love you.


148. “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books—especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.”


149. “A lot of times. in our culture and our society. we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships.” – Delilah


150. “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.”


151. “Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.”- Aristotle


152. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing, and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” – Ann Landers


153. “Sometimes it was worth all the disadvantages of marriage just to have that: one friend in an indifferent world. ” —Erica Jong, author and poet. Here are more friendship quotes you’ll want to share with your bestie


154. “SLOW DANCE Have you ever watched kids On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain Slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Do you run through each day On the fly? When you ask: How are you? Do you hear the reply? When the day is done, do you lie in your bed With the next hundred chores Running through your head? You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Ever told your child, We’ll do it tomorrow? And in your haste, Not see his sorrow? 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. When you run so fast to get somewhere You miss half the fun of getting there. When you worry and hurry through your day, It is like an unopened gift thrown away. Life is not a race. Do take it slower. Hear the music Before the song is over. 85.”


155. “Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali


156. “Now we can both agree that we may not always be in agreement with each other and that there may be some irrelevant tension between us but, as logic dictates, this tension is surely not here for us to fight one another but so that we could experience companionship, friendship and love each other.”


157. [The greatest gift in life] is the gift of friendship, and I have received it; the greatest healing therapy is friendship. Hubert Humphrey. "[THE GREATEST GIFT IN LIFE] IS THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP, AND I HAVE RECEIVED IT; THE GREATEST HEALING THERAPY IS FRIENDSHIP." HUBERT HUMPHREY


158. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing, and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” — Ann Landers


159. "I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff."— Jon Katz


160. “Just as a mirror reflects as a mans face his personality is reflected in his choice of friends. One must always be careful in forming friendships and acquaintances, for one’s friends, are in a way, an extension of one’s inner inclinations and tendencies.” ~ Chanakya


161. “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.”—John Wooden


162. “Words fall short of expressing how grateful and thankful I am for your friendship. You always stand by me. Thank you for everything that you have done for me.”


163. “Things that cause friendship are: doing kindnesses; doing them unasked; and not proclaiming the fact when they are done, which shows that they were done for our own sake and not for some other reason.”


164. "Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.. – Bruce Lee,. Love Is Like a Friendship Caught on Fire


165. “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation. ”


166. We might not share the same beliefs, same blood, not even the same approach to life and it is okay because our soul friendship doesn’t require it except love, of which we have a lot.”


167. Merry Christmas for a very special friend. Christmas is all about, counting your blessings and being thankful for the things dear to you! I looked into my heart and found what it holds dearest. It is the gift of your friendship.


168. “If loyalty is, and always has been, perceived as obsolete, why do we continue to praise it? Because loyalty is essential to the most basic things that make life livable. Without loyalty, there can be no love. Without loyalty, there can be no family. Without loyalty, there can be no friendship. Without loyalty, there can be no commitment to community or country. And without those things, there can be no society. ” – Eric Felten


169. And, as I traveled farther and farther, exploring the rich, sweet soul of her, my sense of pleasant friendship became but a broad foundation for such height, such breadth, such interlocked combination of feeling as left me fairly blinded with the wonder of it. - Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman


170. “And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty. ”


171. “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.” – John Wooden


172. Hey buddy! Very happy birthday to you. I pray that you always stay happy in life. Don’t worry about what people say about you and stay the same. I am proud of our friendship.


173. “The human spirit is more powerful than any drug - and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter.” (Robin Williams)


174. “What cancer cannot do: cancer is so limited. It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot destroy peace. It cannot kill friendship. It cannot suppress memories. It cannot silence courage. It cannot invade the soul. It cannot steal eternal life. It cannot conquer the spirit.” – Anonymous


175. No matter what I wish for you on this special day, it will not be enough to express the feelings I have for you. You always have a very special place in my heart. Happy friendship day!


176. "If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord.” – Ezra Taft Benson


177. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.” Unknown


178. 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


179. “The way you trust me, the way you treat me, the way you take care of me, the way you stand for me. The way you support and motivate me to achieve my dreams and desires. This makes me feel blessed with your friendship. Birthday wishes to my cheerful friend.”


180. “We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.” – Michel de Montaigne


181. “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


182. “If there is a particular person in your life that is repeatedly choosing not to honor you and is causing you more sadness or pain than they are joy – it might be time to release that friendship back to God and trust that it is not where you belong.”– Mandy Hale


183. “Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.” –Gillian Anderson


184. “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


185. 66 My favorite thing about our friendship is that we’re as comfortable in silence as we are in the middle of a party. You make every space more comfortable. Happy birthday to you, my friend!


186. "You said it, pal. Maybe we're not as good of friends as we thought. I mean, if one beautiful girl can rip us apart, then maybe our friendship isn't worth a damn. Maybe we should call it quits right now.”


187. “The biggest lesson I learned this year is to not force anything; conversations, friendships, relationships, attention, love. Anything forced is just not worth fighting for, whatever flows flows, what crashes crashes.” – Amanda Rose


188. “As you celebrate your special day I hope you are showered with priceless gifts of love, thoughtfulness, friendships, family, laughter and good times. These are just a few simple presents that money can’t buy and that you absolutely deserve! Happy Birthday!” ― Carlos Wallace


189. "Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good times and bad. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” — Ann Landers


190. “Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps… perhaps… love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.” – Anne of Avonlea


191. “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


192. “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


193. Sis, time has changed us in so many ways, and each change has only benefited our friendship. I am so glad that we have grown closer and more loving over the years. I can’t imagine how sad my life would be if I didn’t have you as a sister.


194. “If loyalty is, and always has been, perceived as obsolete, why do we continue to praise it? Because loyalty is essential to the most basic things that make life livable. Without loyalty, there can be no love. Without loyalty there can be no family. Without loyalty, there can be no friendship. Without loyalty, there can be no commitment to community or country. And without those things, there can be no society.” – Eric Felten


195. “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”- Orson Welles


196. “False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.” ― Richard Burton


197. “Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art.“― Neil Gaiman


198. “Cancer is so limited…It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot eat away peace. It cannot destroy confidence. It cannot kill friendship. It cannot shut out memories. It cannot silence courage. It cannot reduce eternal life. It cannot quench the Spirit.”


199. “So there they go, Jim running slower to stay with Will, Will running faster to stay with Jim, Jim breaking two windows in a haunted house because Will’s along, Will breaking one window instead of none, because Jim’s watching. God, how we get our fingers in each other’s clay. That’s friendship, each playing the potter to see what shape we can make of the other.”


200. “Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal, and help one another achieve respect. Don't use destructive lies, unfounded fears, or debilitating anger.” – Bill Bradley


201. “Once birth is the gift of God. God worship me with your friendship. I am a very lucky man in the world with your friendship. Happy birthday to you and pray for you for the happiest moment of your life.”


202. “We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.” — Michel de Montaigne


203. 15 I knew it was destiny that we would be friends from the first day we met. I have enjoyed your friendship ever since. Thank you for being there for me. Happy birthday, my true friend!


204. I truly am short of words to explain what your friendship means to me. Thank you for being a part of my life and for always being there for me. It might sound like an exaggeration, but you are one of the reasons for my survival. You are the most honest, loyal, and caring person on the face of this. planet,. and. and. I. am. sure. that. you. will. do. great. things. in. life.. Have. a. great. and. unique. birthday!


205. “Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.”


206. “Thank you for all the years of friendship, sis. You are my best friend, and your loyalty is always appreciated. May your birthday be filled with wonderful surprises and amazing gifts.”


207. I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. — Jon Katz


208. Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. Love is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” – Ann Landers


209. I'm so thankful for this friendship. The advice cards you used to send me meant so much. There's nothing more in the world that I appreciate than you being here for me through all the ups and downs in life.


210. “Sister, you have always been there by my side, helping me stay grounded. You have given me the best gifts anyone could ask for – guidance and friendship. You have been the very best sister I could have ever asked for. Happy birthday!”


211. “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”


212. “Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.”


213. “In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.” —Anna Quindlen, journalist and author. If you like these funny family quotes, check out our favorite funny quotes and our favorite funny friendship quotes.


214. "We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive: it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.” — Eric Greitens


215. “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” — Simone De Beauvoir


216. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” —Bruce Lee. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” —Bruce Lee


217. “Happy birthday, my best friend. Thank you for your constant presence in my life and the words of wisdom you always give. Your friendship is one I quite simply cannot live without.”


218. “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.”– John Wooden


219. “Our relationships and friendships often reflect where we are in life at the moment, and sometimes when you evolve sooner than you were prepared for, the only way to complete the process is to remove people from your life who only remind you of the version of yourself you have since outgrown...This is why I am strongly against helping to build men up in a world where they are averse to anything that reminds them of their struggle.”


220. “I don’t know where I would be without you. You have helped me through so much and been there to comfort me. I am so lucky to have an amazing friend like you in my life and want you to know how much your friendship means to me. I love you so much!”


221. Happy birthday to my brother/sister! I don’t think I need to tell you what you mean to me. Thank you for all the love and care that you have given me over the years. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship! Love you more than words could ever explain.


222. ” There is no distance in this world that can part our because we are strongly connected with our hearts and our friendship is eternal….. On the occasion of Friendship Day, let us raise a toast to the best relationship of our lives…. Love you dear!!!”


223. “It was a lesson most people learned much earlier; that even friendship could have an undisclosed shelf life. That loyalty and affection, so consuming and powerful, could dissipate like fog.” – Jennifer Haigh, The Condition


224. “Happy birthday, dear friend! As always, thank you for your friendship, love, and support. You brought so much light and laughter to my world. I’ll forever cherish our moments spent together.”


225. “Without loyalty there can be no love. Without loyalty, there can be no family. Without loyalty, there can be no friendship. Without loyalty, there can be no commitment to community or country. ” —Eric Felten, author and ethicist


226. Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.


227. We [me and friends] like to have surprising stories, but the dynamic and the friendship is the same. When you go out with your crew of friends and you get into trouble, at the end of the night when you come home, you're still the same crew of friends. It's just the story that you have to tell. - Author: Adam DeVine


228. I may not become the perfect friend for you, but for me, I could never find a friend more perfect than you. You have made our friendship great! Happy friendship day to you!


229. “Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.” – Mariella Frostrup


230. “The most beautiful thing about our friendship is that we understand each other in every situation and that is what makes us so strong…. Warm wishes on Friendship Day.”


231. “Sisters and brothers are the truest, purest forms of love, family and friendship, knowing when to hold you and when to challenge you, but always being a part of you.” – Carol Ann Albright Eastman


232. A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation and doesn’t always need togetherness. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part. – Unknown


233. What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld


234. “When you join a group, your identity becomes linked to those around you. Growth and change is no longer an individual pursuit. The shared identity begins to reinforce your personal identity. This is why remaining part of a group after achieving a goal is crucial to maintaining your habits. It’s friendship and community that embed a new identity and help behaviors last over the long run.”


235. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”


236. “I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life. . ” — Jerry Lewis


237. “Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble.”


238. Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy. -Dean Koontz


239. "A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.”—Anonymous


240. I think that real friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow against such high odds. - Stephen King


241. Happy friendship day. Today we are going to pretend like the most amazing friends ever to each other and forget everything about being just two random vagabonds.


242. 61 One of the best things about a friendship that’s lasted as long as ours is all the reminiscing we get to do. The good the bad and the ugly. We have a lot of memories to be thankful for! Happy birthday!


243. “It is 10 years since I used drugs or drank alcohol, and my life has improved immeasurably. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships and generally a bright outlook. The price of this is constant vigilance because the disease of addiction is not rational.”


244. “We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”


245. “I liked the other girls, I let them copy my homework, but I was lonely and felt unworthy of real friendship. I made lists of the things I had to improve about myself.”


246. “We share a bond of friendship that few people are lucky enough to experience firsthand. Thank you for being a great friend and for being a part of my life.”


247. It takes a lifetime to find a person like you in this twisted world. I felt lucky right at the moment I met you. But having you as a best friend is way more than I expected. I wish you a happy friendship day!


248. I want you to know how much I appreciate you, you were there for me through the good times and the bad. Here’s to another year of friendship! Happy birthday to my friend.


249. “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” – Elie Wiesel, Author


250. A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships. – Delilah


251. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little the heart finds its mornings and is refreshed.”- Khalil Gibran


252. “And so I’m going to leave you with one request: Whether it’s in the office or around the family dinner table, don’t avoid honest, clear conflict. It will get you the best car price, the higher salary, and the largest donation. It will also save your marriage, your friendship, and your family.”


253. You gave me your shoulder to lean on when I was down, a piece of your mind when I was acting crazy, your hand to help me move on and your heart to heal all my worries. Thanks for giving everything, for our friendship.


254. You are an angel sent directly from God to guide me in my difficult times. You are the sweetest, coolest and loveliest female friend I have ever had. Happy friendship day dear.


255. “Our modern, rootless times do seem to be a particularly inhospitable environment for loyalty. We come and go so relentlessly that our friendships can’t but come and go too. What sort of loyalty is there in the age of Facebook, when friendship is a costless transaction, a business of flip reciprocity… Friendship held together by nothing more permanent than hyperlinks is hardly the stuff of selfless fidelity.” – Eric Felten


256. “The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” – Eugene Kennedy


257. “We all have battles to fight. And it's often in those battles that we are most alive: it's on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.” — Eric Greitens


258. “My reaction on being told that I had cancer was not what I might have expected. I was relieved to finally know what I had to deal with and calm at the possibility of fading away. It seemed to me I had already lived a full life, like a well-plotted novel that reaches a satisfactory conclusion. I had known deep friendship, true love, loss, and sorrow. I had felt at one with nature and at home in the city. And, critically, I had discovered both a creative capacity within myself and inner discipline to put it to work. I had become a whole person.”


259. “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil


260. “Life is always built of relationships with people, and trust is vital to fill friendship, honesty, love, and passion in a relationship. Trust is considered the central pillar supporting a relationship, and is compared to the concrete foundation of a house.”– Kent Pinkerton


261. “On your birthday, I wish you abundant happiness and love. May all your dreams become a reality. And may it bring you loads of true love and friendship. Have an amazing birthday!”


262. ‘Love is a true understanding of just a few people for each other. Passionate love we will leave on one side for that rises, gets to its peak and dies away. True love is something much more akin to friendship and friendship, I suppose, is the greatest benison and compensation that Man has.’


263. It’s friendship day today and you are still alive to celebrate this day with me. How lucky you are! I really hope I won’t kill you before the next friendship day! Sending you to love anyway!


264. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. — Ann Landers


265. “It comforted me to know that my friendship with Bobbi wasn’t confined to memory alone, and that textual evidence of her past fondness for me would survive her actual fondness if necessary.”


266. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.”—Anonymous


267. No one needs to count material wealth when they have a friend like you. You are the most wonderful friend I could ever wish for. I wish you a very happy friendship day.


268. “Very different from eros is philia, a serene love much more akin to friendship, with its reciprocal kindnesses. You love each other for the happy experiences and pleasures you share.” — Francois Lelord


269. “If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.”


270. Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. - Muhammad Ali


271. Our friendship will never be broken, nor it will fade away. We both have stood the test of time and will remain friends forever. Happy Friendship Day dear!


272. “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.”


273. Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again. — John O'Donohue


274. “We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive: it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.”


275. “If you want to build lifelong, loyal friendships, if you want to build trust, learn to protect your family members and friends even when they make mistakes.”


276. “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” – Diana Cortes


277. “My friend, thanks for always supporting me when no one else was by my side. I feel so grateful for our friendship. On this Thanksgiving, I wish that God doubles all the blessings that you are grateful for.”


278. “She recognized that that is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it.” —Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings


279. “Loyalty is the quantizing basis of all emotions. Faithfulness is the cornerstone to love, hate, anger, patriotism, friendship, compassion, and self-respect. Love is the agent of universal synthesis. Love links and draws together the elements of the world.” – Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls


280. “When you do someone a favor and it’s obvious that ‘he owes you one,’ wait a suitable amount of time before asking him to ‘pay.’ Let him enjoy the fact (or fiction) that you did it out of friendship. Don’t call in your tit for their tat too swiftly.”


281. “The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.” —Mark Twain (May 1941)


282. “One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.”


283. “Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It’s loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weakness.” —Ann Landers


284. Our friendship is not just about being there for each other. It's about understanding each other a bit more than we understand ourselves.”●We don't just have to be there for each other. We have to understand each other more than we do ourselves.


285. “When God seems distant, you may feel that he is angry with you or is disciplining you for some sin. In fact, sin does disconnect us from intimate fellowship with God. We grieve God’s Spirit and quench our fellowship with him by disobedience, conflict with others, busyness, friendship with the world, and other sins.10”


286. Robert Bloch relates friendship to peeing yourself in a funny metaphor. Urine is warm and you can feel it when it is on you. Friendship brings a warm feeling that you can only feel when you have it.


287. “And what is a friend? More than a father, more than a brother: a traveling companion, with him, you can conquer the impossible, even if you must lose it later. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” ― Elie Wiesel, The Gates of the Forest


288. I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life. That was the biggest thing to me. I'd never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him.” – Blake Lively


289. “No relationship survives or, more accurately, survives happily without a joint commitment to the genuine happiness of the other person. We do not have to sacrifice our destiny, talents, friendships, or ambitions, but their impact on the other person has to be seriously considered. When times are uncomfortable, challenging, not what we wanted or imagined, or actively distressing, we should not revert to dishonesty, nondisclosure, or manipulation to get our own way. What good is getting our way if that way is destructive to our partner? We will end up suffering anyway from the painful demise of our relationship. A different, new, reformed way can evolve. Some things aren’t that important, and disagreement is of minimal importance. Some things have a huge impact on the life of both people, and some sort of agreement has to be earnestly sought. Compromise is not difficult when the people involved care about the other’s emotional, mental, and physical health.”


290. “Friendship my definition is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.” ―Stieg Larsson


291. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning, a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, But still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” —Bruce Lee


292. “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson , Trust quotes for friends


293. “The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” Eugene Kennedy


294. “Small Ponds are welcoming places for those on the inside. They have all the support that comes from community and friendship.” – Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book David And Goliath.


295. “Our fights will vanish within seconds, but our friendship alone will long last until the end of our lives. Let us cherish our friendship with the whole heartiness. Happy Birthday to my everlasting friend.”


296. 75 Life is one long road trip with you riding shotgun. It is something you are very thankful for, and something you never forget. Let’s celebrate you, and our life-long friendship. Happy birthday!


297. The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. Ralph Waldo Emerson


298. Friendship takes work. Finding friends, nurturing friendships, scheduling face time, it all takes a tremendous amount of work. But it’s worth it. If you put in the effort, you’ll see the rewards of positive friends who will make your life extraordinary.


299. “Life brings some special people our way, and we realize they are meant to stay forever. You are one of those people for me. You have brought immense joy into my life, and I will always treasure your friendship. I am grateful that you have come into my life, and I will protect our bond till the end of time.”


300. “Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.” – Stieg Larsson


301. Friendship - my definition - is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble. — Stieg Larsson


302. “I get so god damn lonely and sad and filled with regrets some days. It overwhelms me as I’m sitting on the bus; watching the golden leaves from a window; a sudden burst of realisation in the middle of the night. I can’t help it and I can’t stop it. I’m alone as I’ve always been and sometimes it hurts…. but I’m learning to breathe deep through it and keep walking. I’m learning to make things nice for myself. To comfort my own heart when I wake up sad. To find small bits of friendship in a crowd full of strangers. To find a small moment of joy in a blue sky, in a trip somewhere not so far away, a long walk an early morning in December, or a handwritten letter to an old friend simply saying ”I thought of you. I hope you’re well.”


303. “Here’s something to consider: If you have a friend whose friendship you wouldn’t recommend to your sister, or your father, or your son, why would you have such a friend for yourself? You might say: out of loyalty. Well, loyalty is not identical to stupidity. Loyalty must be negotiated, fairly and honestly.”


304. You are everything that a true friend can be. You are the most precious gift from God. I wish that we remain best friends for the rest of our life. Wishing you a very happy friendship day!


305. “We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” Ray Bradbury


306. “There is nothing in the world more valuable than friendship. Those who banish it from their lives remove as it were the sun from the earth, because of all of nature’s gifts, it is the most beautiful and the most pleasing.”


307. “Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in ‘need’ of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me. I just trust that the principle of reciprocity is true, and I give what I want”


308. “Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.” — Marilyn Monroe


309. Without loyalty there can be no love. Without loyalty there can be no family. Without loyalty there can be no friendship. Without loyalty there can be no commitment to community or country. And without those things, there can be no society. — Eric Felten


310. “The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.”– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


311. It’s hard to find someone who will stay with you in your hard times and help you rise up again after you fall. Fortunately for me, that person is you! You are a rare gem, my friend! Happy friendship day!


312. “I don’t know the exact reason for being a friend with you. Your presence makes me feel good and energizes me. But your absence makes me feel lost. Let us cherish our friendship lifelong. Happy Birthday to my lovable friend.”


313. “No matter what may be happening today, God has good things in store for your future! It may not be easy to see now, but God has already lined up a new beginning, new friendships and new opportunities for you.” — Joel Osteen


314. “I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the highest source. I salute that source in you. Let us work together. For unity and peace.”


315. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” —Ann Landers


316. I think it's important to have closure in any relationship that ends - from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase. — Jennifer Aniston


317. “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together.” — Jon Katz


318. “If perfection was a requirement for friendship with God, we would never be able to be his friends. Fortunately, because of God’s grace, Jesus is still the “friend of sinners.”


319. “Be courteous to all but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation.” Letter to Bushrod Washington (January 15, 1783).


320. “One ends a romantic relationship while remaining a compassionate friend by being kind above all else. By explaining one’s decision to leave the relationship with love and respect and emotional transparency. By being honest without being brutal. By expressing gratitude for what was given. By taking responsibility for mistakes and attempting to make amends. By acknowledging that one’s decision has caused another human being to suffer. By suffering because of that. By having the guts to stand by one’s partner even while one is leaving. By talking it all the way through and by listening. By honoring what once was. By bearing witness to the undoing and salvaging what one can. By being a friend, even if an actual friendship is impossible. By having good manners. By considering how one might feel if the tables were turned. By going out of one’s way to minimize hurt and humiliation. By trusting that the most compassionate thing of all is to release those we don’t love hard enough or true enough or big enough or right. By believing we are all worthy of hard, true, big, right love. By remembering while letting go.”


321. “Don’t ever say that we were friends, don’t ever believe that you can make amends. People like you give friendship a bad name, I hope you suffer in guilt and shame. I hate you.”


322. “Shifts within friendships happen in imperceptible increments. There is distance. then assurance. Mis-conjecture. caution. gradual convergence. So much depends on the respect accorded to vulnerability.” – Gail Jones


323. 81 I am so thankful for true friendship, for the phone calls that last for hours and the glances that say a million words. I hope you have a perfect day. Happy birthday!


324. “Life is an ocean that brings to your shore countless things. It is beyond our control what lies in front of us, but with it we must build sandcastles. Sandcastles sometimes break, no matter the perceived strength of its foundations. But no two sandcastles would have been the same and that alone gives meaning to the act of building it. The same has been my experience with friendships. When the tide rises higher, the harder it hits the sandcastles, even the ones that proved to survive longer than others. I don’t weep over sandcastles anymore, I just watch the tides.” — Uma Sreekanth


325. “The biggest lesson I learned this year is to not force anything; conversations, friendships, relationships, attention, love. Anything forced is just not worth fighting for, whatever flows flows, what crashes crashes.” — Amanda Rose


326. “Friendship is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there, and they have to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.”


327. I appreciate your presence in my life, and wouldn’t trade it for all the fortune in this universe. That’s how much your friendship means to me, my dear. Have a phenomenally exciting and memorable birthday today. Love you!


328. “But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” — Thomas Jefferson


329. “I will always be there for you. You are everything I need in life and more. You mean the world to me and I just want you to know that I’m so thankful for your love, friendship, and support.”


330. In fact, genuine friendship is so revered that there are tons of shows and movies highlighting the unique bond two pals can share. So when you do find a great friend who can keep your deepest secrets and support you in all that you do, it is important to let them know just how much they mean to you.


331. “To the most adorable sister who is also my most loved friend…. The day I came in this world, I found not only a sibling in you but also a friend for life…. Cheers to our friendship on Friendship Day which is painted with beautiful colours of togetherness.”


332. “People change. You change. Some relationships just aren’t meant to last beyond a certain point. It’s okay to simply let those friendships fade. This is a natural evolution of some relationships. Unlike romantic relationships, with friendships there’s rarely a reason to have a full-on breakup. Even if people go in different directions and the friendship slowly peters out, trust can endure. And unlike most exes, it is possible to rekindle/reactivate friendships later on when your lives are more aligned.”


333. Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.


334. “ Life is always built of relationships with people, and trust is vital to fill friendship, honesty, love and passion in a relationship. Trust is considered the central pillar supporting a relationship, and is compared to the concrete foundation of a house. — Kent Pinkerton


335. Happy Easter. I’m very thankful that we met so many years ago. You are one of my closest friends and I will always cherish our friendship. Wishing you a special and fun Easter. You truly deserve it.


336. In a world full of earthly pleasures, I still look to you because friendship gives meaning and context to life. Happy International Day of Friendship, my dear!


337. “In some cases, having money can destroy friendships and create resentments in a family where there didn’t exist before simply because one sibling has more money than another sibling or parent-child isn’t on the same financial playing ground.”


338. “Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieves it.” ―Bill Bradley


339. “Are your eyes listening? That’s what needs to happen to hear my writing voice. Because of autism, the thief of politeness and friendship, I have no sounding voice. By typing words I can play with my life and stretch from my world to yours. I become a real person when my words try to reach out to you without my weird body scaring you away. Then I am alive.” – Sarah Stup, Excerpted from “Are your eyes listening? Collected Works” by Sarah Stup


340. “We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive: it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.” ~ Eric Greitens


341. “Author and conference speaker Richard Exley explained his idea of friendship this way: “A true friend is one who hears and understands when you share your deepest feelings. He supports you when you are struggling; he corrects you, gently and with love, when you err; and he forgives you when you fail. A true friend prods you to personal growth, stretches you to your full potential. And most amazing of all, he celebrates your successes as if they were his own.”


342. It’s been so long that we have been friends. What I love about you the most is that we have this kind of friendship that stays the same even if we don’t talk to each other for weeks! Stay awesome, and have a blast! Enjoy your birthday, buddy!


343. “Best friends are hard to come by. That’s why on this special day I wanted to let you know just how much your friendship means to me. Happy birthday my friend.”


344. “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” – Gautama Buddha


345. “The truest and purest friendships are connected by the soul and go way beyond that of the standard type of friendship many experience in their lives. You mean so very much to me and I feel you on a whole other level, my friend. You’re my spiritual sister and an integral part of my being. Happy birthday to you today, my dearest!”


346. “I wish to express my solemn gratitude to you for attending my birthday party and letting everyone know that you are my best friend. We will continue celebrating our friendship.”


347. The Miracle of Friendship - There is a miracle called friendship that dwells within the heart and you don't know how it happens or when it gets to start. . . But the happiness it brings you always gives a special lift, and you realize that friendship. . . is God's most precious gift! Author Unknown


348. "There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” – Diana Cortes


349. “Try leaving a friendly trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit.”


350. “A friend. A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift. A friend is someone we treasure, for friendship is a gift. A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy and grace. A friend makes the world we live in a better and happier place. Thank you for being my friend.” —Anonymous


351. Beyond friendships adding to the list of improving life success and happiness, experts also assert that supportive relationships improve our odds of survival by fifty percent.” – Shasta Nelson


352. “A real friendship is not about what you can get, but what you can give. Real friendship is about making sacrifices and investing in people to help them improve their lives.” – Ed Mylett


353. “Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.”– William Hazlitt


354. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”- Ann Landers


355. “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


356. A community is the reason people come to church. It’s where friendships grow, dreams are born, and we’re inspired to be more than we ever thought possible.


357. Love is like a friendship caught on fire: in the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. Bruce Lee


358. “Only the people you don’t know well enough seem normal. Every person you know well enough is odd, weird and different. This is called friendship!” – Unknown


359. “Sisters are a lot like rainbows. They add seven important emotions to your life: Laughter, joy, dreams, anger, surprises, jealousy and friendship. You are the rainbow of my life, sister. I wish you the best birthday ever.”


360. "Friendship — my definition — is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble."― Stieg Larsson


361. “Countless memories and 1000’s of secrets. You have proven that friendship is beyond words. As a friend, you have always won my heart with your kind deeds. I’m thankful for your friendship. Thank you for always being there for me.”


362. "In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”


363. “Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is... suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.”


364. 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


365. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. ”


366. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” – Ann Landers


367. “It is said that we can’t attain enlightenment, let alone feel contentment and joy, without seeing who we are and what we do, without seeing our patterns and our habits. This is called Maitri – developing loving-kindness and an unconditional friendship with ourselves.” – Pema Chödrön


368. “Love is beautiful because it is controlled by the heart But friendship is very very beautiful because it is a feeling that takes care of another Heart GOOD MORNING”


369. “Sisters and brothers are the truest, purest forms of love, family and friendship, knowing when to hold you and when to challenge you, but always being part of you.” – Carol Ann Albright Eastman


370. “I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.” –Jennifer Aniston


371. “Riding a bike is everything to a cyclist. The friendship and camaraderie you have with other cyclists… to a cyclist, it was the be-all and end-all of your life.” — Tommy Godwin, English long-distance cyclist


372. “Sibling relationships outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust.”


373. We are grateful for your trust, your loyalty, and your friendship. Wishing you and your loved ones a Thanksgiving filled with warmth, joy, and an abundance of blessings.


374. Happy friendship Day to the one who has scared away the darkness of my life with the bright glow of her presence and happiness. I can’t think of going a day without you.


375. “False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.” – Richard Burton


376. "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


377. ″‘Lord King, slay me speedily as a great traitor: for by my silence I have destroyed your son.’ And [Drinian] told [Caspian] the story. Then Caspian caught up a battle-axe and rushed upon the Lord Drinian to kill him, and Drinian stood still as a stock for the death blow. But when the axe was raised, Caspian suddenly threw it away and cried out, ‘I have lost my queen and my son: shall I lose my friend also?’ And he fell upon the Lord Drinian’s neck and embraced him and both wept, and their friendship was not broken.”


378. I will never lie to you again. I will never cause you any more pain. From now on I will be extremely cautious because our friendship is too precious. Please forgive me.


379. “What they did value were things like quality friendships, being part of something bigger than themselves, and spending quality, unstructured time with their children. “Your kids don’t want your money (or what your money buys) anywhere near as much as they want you. Specifically, they want you with them,” Pillemer writes. Take it from those who have lived through everything: Controlling your time is the highest dividend money pays.”


380. One must always be careful in forming friendships and acquaintances, for one’s friends, are in a way, an extension of one’s inner inclinations and tendencies.


381. “Thank you for making my life brighter and more beautiful. Thank you for being my greatest friend. Thank you for loving me like I am the most important thing in your world. I couldn’t have asked for a better friend. Something about us just works together. You always make me smile, I enjoy every moment we spend together and I come away feeling grateful for our friendship.”


382. 108 We’ve both learned that in life love isn’t enough, but I am realizing more and more that friendship is. Thanks for being there through it all. Happy birthday to you!


383. There would be many things to follow, as our friendship has many things. And so much of them reminds me of the happiness our friendship brings. Julie Hebert, Things Of Remembrance


384. From the best of times to the worst of times, it is rightly said that there's nothing more beautiful and rewarding than true friendship in the world. Whether you have a single friend you call your best friend or a group of friends you cannot do without meeting every week, friendships are undoubtedly special, and lighten you up on the dullest of days, toughest of times and make a lively moment even happier and brighter. That's how friends are. From an early age, friendships teach us a lot about life and support. As they say, they definitely are the extended family we choose.


385. “During this act of friendship, the two young men exchanged looks of intelligence, which caused Duncan to forget the character and condition of his wild associate.”


386. “Trust is the great foundation on which we build our families, workplaces, churches, friendships, and neighborhoods, that raw commitment to trust another person” – Mark Batterson


387. “But I would help him as best I could. And I would try to keep friendship with him, maybe plant a few ideas in his mind that would help both me and the people who would be his slaves in the years to come. I might even be making things easier for Alice.”


388. “Jesus said several times, “Come, follow me.” His was a program of “do what I do,” rather than “do what I say.” His innate brilliance would have permitted him to put on a dazzling display, but that would have left his followers far behind. He walked and worked with those he was to serve. His was not a long-distance leadership. He was not afraid of close friendships; he was not afraid that proximity to him would disappoint his followers. The leaven of true leadership cannot lift others unless we are with and serve those to be led.” – Spencer W. Kimball


389. “That is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness. and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it.” — Meg Wolitzer


390. “Wake up and sip a cup of loving friendship. Eat your heart out from a plate of hope. To top it up, a fork full of kindness and love. Enough for a happy good morning!”


391. “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation.” — George Washington


392. “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.”


393. "The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” – Eugene Kennedy


394. “She recognized that that is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness. and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it.”


395. “Marrying you has been the best decision of my life….. I have found a loving and romantic life partner in you and also a friend for life…. May our marital bond is always blessed with good understanding and friendship…… Warm wishes on Friendship Day to my sweet life partner.”


396. “I miss everything about him. I miss the talks that we used to have. I miss his friendship, his smile, and his kindness. But most of all, I miss his love.” — Annette Evans


397. "In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” — Khalil Gibran


398. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” —Bruce Lee


399. Whenever life gets hard, and I don't know where to turn, I feel so thankful that I always have your shoulder to lean on. I couldn't ask for a better friendship than yours. Thanks for all that you do!


400. “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


401. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing, and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. ” – Ann Landers


402. “Happy is the soul that has a friend. Happier is the soul that trusts in the truth of the heart of a friend. Happiest is the soul that knows the solemnity of friendship and honours its laws.” – Ogwo David Emenike


403. "False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.” – Richard Burton


404. “The fruits of charity are joy, peace, and mercy; charity demands beneficence and fraternal correction; it is benevolence; it fosters reciprocity and remains disinterested and generous; it is friendship and communion: Love is itself the fulfillment of all our works. There is the goal; that is why we run: we run toward it, and once we reach it, in it we shall find rest.” ~ Saint Augustine


405. “I am grateful for our friendship and I’m so happy that we met. I know your life must be tough, but I hope that you stay strong and don’t lose sight of all the good things in your life. Thank you for being a blessing in my life and always remember that you have a friend who is always there.”


406. “Whenever you feel short or in need of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, or friendship.”


407. “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson | Essayist and poet


408. “The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” – Eugene Kennedy


409. “it is just so stereotypically homophobic to accuse a gay woman of being secretly jealous of men, which i know you know. but even more than that it's really devaluing to our friendship to make out like i'm competing with a man for your attention.”


410. The marriages come and go but your friendships stay, which is the opposite of what it used to be, so that there will be people in our lives for 30 years and often it is not your husband, it's your women friends, male friends with whom you come of age. - Author: Wendy Wasserstein


411. Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon's door, and told him that he, being a stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, "It is better to make friends at home," Anacharsis replied, "Then you that are at home make friendship with me. - Author: Plutarch


412. "Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.”– William Hazlitt


413. “False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.” — Richard Burton


414. “91. You can go through life and make new friends every year – every month practically – but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.” – Alexander McCall Smith


415. “Please don’t settle. Not in a job you hate, not in a town where you don’t feel at home, not in friendships that aren’t real, and especially, especially not with love.” — Marisa Donnelly


416. "One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.” – John O’Donohue


417. “People trudge through most days with little excitement in their lives. But our digital age provides so many opportunities to give people an authentic view of who you are or what your company strives to be, thus creating touch points of commonality that draw you into closer friendship with others.”


418. "A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation and doesn’t always need togetherness. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part."– Unknown


419. “There is no better time than now to tell you thank you for your amazing friendship. So much gratitude fills my heart when I think of you. It is friends like you that showcase the true meaning of Thanksgiving.”


420. “We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive: it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.” – Eric Greitens


421. “Nothing lasts forever, but some people do. Some friendships last a lifetime and beyond – you know who your true friends are when you lose them, because they’re the ones you miss more deeply than anyone else. ”


422. 85 A friendship is so many different things. It’s late-night chats and early morning road trips. It’s too much wine and healthy diet trends. Through all the extremes and all the in-betweens, I’m glad it’s us against the world. Happy birthday!


423. “Since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by his life. ROMANS 5:10 NLT”


424. “Romantic relationships are based on expectations and responsibilities. Professional relationships are based on gains and losses. But friendship is based on smiles and laughter. Good morning my friend.”


425. “Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have. ” —Ernie Banks, pro baseball player. Next, read these sports quotes for success on the field and in life


426. #57 “Even the most trusted person could lie. Even the best friend could change. Even the sweetest man could cheat. Even the strongest friendship could ruin. Even the person you love the most could be gone. Sad to think. Hard to accept. But this is the reality.”


427. The most beautiful thing about having a soul sister is that no matter where life takes us or how much time passes, our friendship will always pick up right where it left off.”- Unknown


428. “It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which,if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”


429. Envy cannot take even a bit of place when two soul sisters are tied with a bond of friendship; the will to see each other happy and successful only exists in their relationship.


430. The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words. -Cicero


431. “I fell for you. You fell for me. Our friendship was just meant to be. I asked if you loved me, and you said you did. The next day you said that you wish you never did. I fell apart that very day, begging you to stay. You said no and pushed me away. Now this very day I’m glad didn’t stay.” – Emma Taylor


432. “People change. You change. Some relationships just aren’t meant to last beyond a certain point. It’s okay to simply let those friendships fade. This is a natural evolution of some relationships. Unlike romantic relationships, with friendships there’s rarely a reason to have a full-on breakup. Even if people go in different directions and the friendship slowly peters out, trust can endure. And unlike most exes, it is possible to rekindle/reactivate friendships later on when your lives are more aligned.” – Reid Hoffman


433. “Riding a bike is everything to a cyclist. The friendship and camaraderie you have with other cyclists… to a cyclist, it was the be-all and end-all of your life.” — Tommy Godwin, English long-distance cyclist


434. “Unfortunately, workplace friendships aren’t all flowers and rainbows. In fact, getting too close to people in the workplace can be so precarious that many people make it a point to set boundaries.” – Ken Kupchik


435. God has been so generous to me by giving me such a friend like you. So, for me, this friendship day is not only a day to celebrate our friendship but also a day to be thankful to God for the gift.


436. “We might not