25 Inspirational Friendship Quotes To Celebrate The People Who Just 'Get' You

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25 Inspirational Friendship Quotes
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"Never take friendship for granted, you never know what tomorrow holds.”

There are many valuable things in life, but friendship may be one of the most important. To live life without the experience of friendship is life without living.

Human interaction is a necessity for survival, but developed friendships are essential to the successful well-being of anyone.

Friendship is one of the most precious gifts of life. A person who has true friends in life is lucky enough. Friendship makes life thrilling. It makes life sweet and pleasant experience. Friendship is indeed, an asset in life. It can lead us to success or to doom, depending on how we choose our friends.


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True friendship is a feeling of love, sharing, and caring. It is a feeling that someone understands and appreciates you as you are, without any exaggeration, flattery, and pretensions. It gives a feeling that you are ‘wanted’, that you are ‘someone’ and not a faceless being in the crowd.

A true friend stands by you through thick and thin. True friendship knows no boundaries or demarcations of caste, creed, race, and sex.

Inspirational friendship quotes will brighten your day and remind you of the greatest treasure you own: each other. Over time we learn that isn't your possessions that fill you, but the relationships you have made over the years:

1. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.

"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

2. A true friend accepts who you are but also helps you to become who you should be.

"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow."William Shakespeare

3. A real friend is the one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

"Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked into your life, said 'I’m here for you,' and PROVED it."

4. Learn how to value your real friends.

"Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks." WaqarWaqar Ahmed

5. True friends never part, maybe in distance but never in heart.

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


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6. A true friend sticks with you through thick and thin, no matter what.

"If you wanna find out who’s a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time … then see who sticks around." — Karen Salmonsohn

7. A true friend accepts you for who you are.

“A true friend is someone who will always love you — the imperfect, the confused, the wrong you — because that is what people are supposed to do.”

8. Friendship is free and the rewards are priceless. 

"One of the things you can give and will not cost you any money is friendship." Catherine Pulsifer

9. Value the friendship you have.

"Never take friendship for granted, you never know what tomorrow holds."

10. Hard times will always reveal true friends.

"True friendship isn't about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not."

11. There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friends.

"Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend."

12. Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society.

"Friendship is the perfection of love and superior to love. It is love purified, exalted, proved by experience and a consent of minds." Samuel Richardson

13. We all make mistakes so learn to forgive.

"Sometimes the measure of friendship isn’t your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes."

14. No beauty shines brighter than a good heart.

"It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends; the mean and the cowardly can never know what true friendship is." — Charles Kinsley

15. Friends make your life brighter.

"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief."


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16. True friends value your happiness.

"Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another."

17. A true friend is someone who helps you in good and bad times, no matter what.

"Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness." — Euripides

18. You should never pretend to be someone else.

"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself."

19. You friends' presence is enough to make you happy.

"Friends find the sweetest sense of happiness comes from simply being together."

20. Friendship needs to be nurtured.

"Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as it is nourished with kindness, sympathy, and understanding." Mary Lou Retton

21. You’ll reap what you’ll sow.

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

22. A true friend is the greatest of all blessings.

"If you are going to gain anything in life, gain a friend, they will always be there, and that makes all the difference in the world."

23. A true friend is the best possession.

"Where there are friends, there is wealth."

24. A true friend is there in every season of your life. 

"Friendship is a tree to take shelter from the storm, to find shade from the blazing sun, to climb its branches to get a better view, and to swing from when we’re happy."

25. A true friend knows the real you.

"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood."Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If any of the inspirational friendship quotes hit home for you come back regularly for a good dose of more to make your day even brighter.


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Lisa Lieberman-Wang is a relationship expert and creator of the neuroscience Neuro Associative Programming (NAP). If you need help finding your truth and living an authentic life, reach out to her or e-mail her at Lisa@finetofab.com.

This article was originally published at FINEtoFAB. Reprinted with permission from the author.