Quotes about the ups and downs of true friendship
Everyone always talks about love. But rumor has it that good friends are more important than romantic partners. That is exactly why we should not underestimate the pain of a friend-breakup. Good friends often accompany us all our lives, are there for us without looking at us through rose-colored glasses, and they often know more about us than our own family. They are quick to point out our flaws, but their honesty is a sign of deep feelings. People who have a place in your heart can forget our birthdays, and yet they are quickly forgiven. Well, who are you thinking of now? Probably a true friend!
No philosopher or scientist can tell you if your friends are true friends, but whether you are one is up to you. The most beautiful friendship quotes describe all facets of our relationships and put into words what we cannot say.
Would you like to make someone happy with a friend quote? Whether your quote is meant for someone else, or for yourself, we found the best friendship quotes and created a list where you're sure to find the right one for you and your friends!
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Sweet and funny friendship quotes
In life, all of us make friends at some point. Some we meet at school, some at work, and some we meet through other friends. Nowadays, it's not uncommon to find friends on the internet, either! But not all of these people stay with us forever and become integral parts of our lives. Only the best of friends can do that.
Real friends are kept even in bad times. Old friends have been through thick and thin with us. Ups, downs, they know us inside out. Because of that, they also deserve exclusive best friend quotes!
Here are some funny friendship quotes for your best friend!
"You and I are more than friends. We're like a really small gang."
"True friends don't judge each other. They judge other people together."
– Emilie Saint-Genis
"Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: 'What! You too? I thought it was just me.'"
– C.S. Lewis
"Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice."
– Otto von Bismark
"It's important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to the friendship that we are not."
– Mignon McLaughlin
"A good friend is like a four-leaf clover. Hard to find and lucky to have."
– Jenna Evans (Welch, Love & Luck)
"A good friend will help you move. But a best friend will help you move a dead body."
– Jim Jayes
"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kind 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
"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."
– Linda Grayson
"When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'damn, that was fun'."
– Groucho Marx
"If you are lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go."
– Matthew Gray Gubler
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Most of us don't need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with."
– Robert Brault
"Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected."
– Charles Lamb
"There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends."
– Sylvia Plath
"So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good."
– Helen Keller
"I don't like to commit myself to heaven and hell — you see, I have friends in both places."
– Mark Twain
Quotes about friendship and love
There's a lot of love in friendship. Sometimes a bit more, and then it gets complicated. When the newfound love is not reciprocated, only true friends can withstand it and are able to go on in life as before. Sometimes the love is just in our imagination. You and your friends are certainly not immune to this, right?
And sometimes we fall in love with our best friend, and it's the best thing that has ever happened to us.
Whether it ends well or badly, a good love and friendship quote can help you deal with the situation.
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
– Helen Keller
"Friendship is love without its wings."
– Lord Byron
"The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life."
– Chelsea Handler
"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing."
– Elie Wiesel
"It's hard to love someone who loves someone else. You have to ignore the pain and swallow your pride just to be a friend. But somehow in the end, it's all worth it, because friendship lasts longer than love."
"Minimum love is friendship. Maximum friendship is love."
– Sydney Rogers
"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you."
– Winnie the Pooh
"Friendship or love... It's really hard to choose, though sometimes friendship ends in love. If romance ends, it's hard to return to friendship."
"Love is friendship set on fire."
– Jeremy Taylor
"Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship."
– Anurag Prakash Ray
"One of the hardest things in life is figuring out the difference between friendship and love."
"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
"Friendship is a house that is built on and sustained by love."
– Joshua Aaron Guillory
"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship — never."
"A friendship that is like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady."
– Thomas Moore
"Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love."
– William Shakespeare
"Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving."
– Varsha Sharma
"Between men and women, there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship."
– Oscar Wilde
Quotes about conflict in friendship
Conflict does not mean the end of the friendship. True friendship passes such tests that are usually based on minor misunderstandings and disagreements. Of course, you should not put up with everything, but also do not immediately give up on an important person.
Nobody needs fake friends, and if one of yours turns out to be one, you should not invest any more time, let alone words, in them. But when a real friend disappoints you, and you don't know what to think and say, these quotes will help you figure out if that person is a real friend or not and whether you want to continue that friendship.
"Closure happens right after you accept that letting go is more important than projecting a fantasy of how the relationship could have been."
– Sylvester McNutt
"Sometimes the simplest solution out of conflict is becoming someone's friend, instead of saying goodbye forever."
– Shannon L. Adler
"Friends ask you questions; enemies question you."
– Criss Jami, Healology
"True friendship never questions what it costs you."
– Stephen Richards
"It hurts because it mattered."
– John Green
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather, it is one of those things that give value to survival."
– C.S. Lewis
"Friendships change as the parties age, but the story doesn't have to be over as the book of life turns another page."
"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend."
– William Blake
"Whatever it is that makes closeness possible between people also puts them in the way of hard feelings in that closeness ends."
– Tobias Wolff
"If friends disappoint you over and over, that's in large part your own fault."
– Oprah Winfrey
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."
"Make as many friends as you can, but don't build your life on them alone. It's an unstable foundation."
– Sean Covey
"Whenever you are in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it... it's your attitude."
– Simi Ngr
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
– Martin Luther King Jr.
"Do yourself a favor and learn how to walk away... there are tons more waiting to love you better. Do better."
– Reyna Biddy
"Making new friends shouldn't mean losing old ones."
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