Friendship Quotes and Quotations From Famous People

Reading friendship quotes and quotations, especially those uttered by famous people, help us realize just how valuable the gift of friendship is to our lives. Being friends with someone doesn’t guarantee a life free of troubles and pain, though. Sometimes, friendship can bring us strife, grief, heartache, and other sorrows we wouldn’t expect from having close ties with people.

But as these fifteen celebrated friendship quotes and quotations from diverse yet illustrious people ranging from royalty to saints to famous authors, poets, and musicians will tell you, friendship is something we ourselves define. Our friendships are our best mirror. Like snowflakes, no two friendships are alike; but when they fall into our lives, they bring us wonder, magic, and beauty.

I touch people. I think everyone needs that. Placing a hand on a friend's face means making contact.

~ Princess Diana

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

~ St Thomas Aquinas

A warmth was spreading through him that had nothing to do with the sunlight; a tight obstruction in his chest seemed to be dissolving. He knew that Ron and Hermione were more shocked than they were letting on, but the mere fact that they were still there on either side of him, speaking bracing words of comfort, not shrinking from him as though he were contaminated or dangerous, was worth more than he could ever tell them.

~ JK Rowling, from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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

~ Walter Winchell

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Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

~ Samuel Butler

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

~ Charlotte Bronte

Standing here with my arm around you life's moved on And all its borderlines are being redrawn The winter has come the roads are white Everyone's home late tonight May we stay or will it depend as old friends? In the end still old friends

~ Everything But the Girl, from Old Friends

The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you.

~ Natalie Portman

Friendship is never established as an understood relation. It is a miracle which requires constant proofs. It is an exercise of the purest imagination and of the rarest faith.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Can miles truly separate us from friends?If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?

~ Richard Bach

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.

~ John Lennon

A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself.

~ Jim Morrison

We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

~ Kahil Gibran

"It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm, A happy and auspicious bird of calm..."

~ Percy Bysshe Shelly

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