Friendship Quotes: Being a Friend to Yourself and Others

The friendship quotes on this page capture the essence of this all important relationship. Unlike family, you choose your friends. Like a lover, a friend is someone you invite into your life. Friendship is a blessing—although you have many acquaintances in life, you have few true friends. Honor these people with one of our quotes tucked inside a beautiful greeting card. Be sure to give credit to the author of the quotation.

Friendship is a privilege. Often times we find out who our friends are when things are tough. It's the people who stick by us, who guide us through rough waters, who inspire us when we are down that we count as friends. Although you may grieve the betrayal of someone who you thought was your friend, know that it's better to know than to be betrayed again.

Perhaps my favorite friendship quote on this page comes from my therapist husband, Larry Ramirez: "A friend brings out the best in you." Use this to guide who you call a friend.

If you have a favorite quotation, submit it by going to friendship and love quotes. Remember, we accept quotes from famous people and regular people alike. If you have a short story about someone who acted as a true friend, send it in and honor the person whom you call friend.

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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"A Brother may not be a Friend,
but a Friend will always be a Brother."

~Benjamin Franklin~

"A true friend brings out the best in you."

~Larry Ramirez~ (he's my husband! Contributed by Laura Ramirez)

"Be a Friend to thyself, and others will be so too."

~Thomas Fuller~

"Best friend, my wellspring in the wilderness!"

~ George Eliot~

Buy your bestie a beautiful locket with your photo engraved in gold

"A friend is a second self."

~Aristotle~

"My foul-weathered friend."

~Winston Churchill~

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

"Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."

~Elbert Hubbard~

"A friend in need is a friend indeed."

~John Ray~

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