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100 Inspiring Friendship Quotes To Show Your Best Friends How Much You Love Them

100 Best Inspirational Friendship Quotes About Life With Best Friends (July 2019)
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Where would you be without your BFF?

Childhood friends. School friends. Neighborhood friends. College friends. Work friends. Best friends. Boyfriends. Girlfriends.

We work our entire lives building friendships — from preschool, where we all learn that "it takes a friend to make a friend," through adulthood, where we mingle at bars and water coolers.

All of us crave closeness with other human beings. We just need to know there's someone out there who gets us. And sharing your thoughts with the help of some inspirational, cute and positive friendship quotes is a creative way to show how much you care about your BFFs.

Whether we have a small group of close friends or an expanded group of personalities, each of our friendships brings something new to our lives, inspiring us to see the world a totally different way, giving us a new shoulder to lean on, and a new cheerleader to root us on.

Friendships come in all sorts of forms: serious ones, like the college friend you discuss politics with, silly ones, like the squad you do Halloween with, chill ones like your wine and Netflix buddy. Some friendships even turn into something more.

Each friendship offers something totally unique and irreplaceable. And each friendship in our life ultimately makes us who we are.

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This is why we spend so much time cultivating these relationships and learning how to be a good friend. This is why we show up after breakups, at graduations, at weddings, and at funerals. This is why, near or far, our friends hold a special place in our hearts forever.

We all know a true friend is hard to find. So when you do find one, hang on tight!

It also doesn't hurt to let your best friends know every now and then just how much they mean to you.

The friendship quotes below perfectly describe the beauty of friendship. So go ahead and share one with your sister from another mister or brother from another mother. You might even learn a few important lessons about being a good friend along the way.

Here are 100 of the best inspirational, cute and positive friendship quotes to share with those funny, motivational friends in your life who are special beyond compare.

1. The moment friendship begins

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one." — C.S. Lewis

2. When your friendships are about quality, not quantity

"Life isn't about having a thousand friends, it's about finding the very few right ones you need." — A.R. Asher

3. When friendship defines time and space

"Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes." — Henry David Thoreau

4. When they become more like family

"There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family." — Unknown

5. When friendship serves a purpose

"No friendship is an accident." — Unknown

6. When they're there in serious and fun times

"Friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other, loving each other and being crazy together." ― O. Henry, Heart of the West

7. When friendship is rare

"A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have." — Irish Proverb

8. When they make your life better

"Friends are the people who make you smile brighter, laugh louder and live better." — Unknown

9. When friends are all the light you need

"I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light." — Unknown

10. When they love and accept you for who you are

"A best friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you for the way you are today." — Unknown

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11. When friendship is more powerful than love

"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing." ― Elie Wiesel

12. When they don't let you make a fool of yourself alone

"Good friends don't let you do stupid things ... alone." — Unknown

13. When they are always there for you, and vice versa

"Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give." — Unknown

14. When they make this world a better place

"Friends make the world beautiful." — Unknown

15. When it can't be explained

"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

16. When your best friend feels more like a soulmate than any guy you've dated

"Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with." — Sex and the City

17. When they change your life in the best ways

"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." — Amy Poehler

18. When she's the sister you never had

"You are the sister I got to choose." — Unknown

19. When their friendship is your greatest success

"Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends." — It's A Wonderful Life

20. When you're apart in distance, but your hearts are connected still

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

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21. When they know you and accept you

"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." ― Unknown (although often misattributed to William Shakespeare)

22. When your friendship feels like you won the lottery

"I hit the BFF jackpot for sure." — Unknown

23. When they give you all the energy you need

"The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul." — Shanna Rodriguez

24. When your best friend is someone you feel comfortable opening up to

"We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk." — Thomas Moore

25. When they champion your success

"Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." ― Oscar Wilde

26. When you can't live without them

"Girls can survive without a boyfriend, but they can't survive without a best friend." — Unknown

27. When they're always by your side

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." — Unknown

28. When they know how to lift your spirits

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." — Shania Twain

29. When they're your twin flame

"In my friend, I find a second self." — Isabel Norton

30. When they need to be reminded of how awesome they are

"Dear best friend: just a daily reminder that you are beautiful and I love you." — Unknown

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31. When they understand your courage

"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends." — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

32. When they're always in your heart

"Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they're always there." — Unknown

33. When friendship grows over time

"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit." ― Aristotle

34. When they make you a better person

"A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be." — Unknown

35. When they prove it

"Friendship isn't about who you've known the longest, it's about who walked in to your life, said 'I'm here for you,' and proved it." — Unknown

36. When your small group has big love

"My circle is small, but the love is enormous and genuine. It gets no better." — Alex Elle

37. When they have truly seen you at your worst

"There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends." ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

38. When they stay in your heart forever

"A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart." — Unknown

39. When they're there at your lowest, not only at your greatest

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." — Oprah Winfrey

40. When they are better than "real" family

"Friends are chosen family." — Unknown

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41. When they revive your spirit

"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." — Proverbs 27:9

42. When they were there for you during bad times

"The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren't very lovable." — Aidan Chambers

43. When there's no word for them

"There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met." ― Jim Henson, "I'm Going To Go Back There Someday"

44. When you're a dynamic duo

"You and I are more than friends. We're like a really small gang." — Unknown

45. When you're your own BFF

"When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier." — Diane von Furstenburg

46. When friends are comforting

"Friendship. Like a comforting coffee and a sweet snack." — Unknown

47. When there is absolutely nothing you wouldn't do for each other

"There is nothing I wouldn't do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature." — Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

48. When they're your best friend forever

"And till the end you're my very best friend." — Unknown

49. When they tell you like it is

"Wow .... Only a true friend would be that truly honest." — Shrek

50. When they're there no matter how far away

"Friendship to me isn't about how much we talk, but instead how much we're there for each other in times of need." — Trent Shelton

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51. When you recognize how delicate friendship can be

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

52. When they're honest with you always

"True friends say good things behind your back and bad things to your face.” — Unknown

53. When friendship is constant

"Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant." ― Socrates

54. When your friend is your actual soulmate

"Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship too." — Unknown

55. When they're a precious jewel

"True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style." ― Nicole Richie

56. When you can tell them your biggest secrets

"If you have a best friend that you can talk to about anything and they won't judge you, never let them go." — Unknown

57. When they're your greatest confidante

"Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends." — Virginia Woolfe

58. When you're practically sisters

"You will always be... the sister of my soul, the friend of my heart." — Unknown

59. When your oldest friends are your best friends

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12." — Stephen King, Stand by Me

60. When they know how to pick you back up from the ground

"Friends are angels that lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." — Lorraine K. Mitchell

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61. When it's the real deal

"True friendship is never serene." — Marquise de Sevigne

62. When your friendship will last a lifetime

"Some friendships are timeless. — Unknown

63. When they get you through it all

"I get by with a little help from my friends." — The Beatles, "With A Little Help From My Friends"

64. When they're with you through the good, the bad and the ugly

"A friend is someone you can call at any hour to laugh or cry or complain." — Unknown

65. When they set you free

"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to — letting a person be what he really is.” ― Jim Morrison

66. When friends are better than boyfriends

"Boys are whatever. Friends are forever." — Unknown

67. When sincerity is everything

"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." — Buddha

68. When your bestie is a weirdo ... just like you

"I like you because you join in on my weirdness." — Unknown

69. When quality is far more important than quantity

"Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected." ― C.J. Langenhoven

70. When friends make life so much better

"It's the friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey." — Unknown

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71. When friendship lives in the 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." — Unknown

72. When they meet the very definition of a friend

"Friend who listens, doesn't judge, and somehow makes everything all right." — Unknown

73. When you can start all over again

"We'll be friend 'til we're old and senile. … Then we'll be new friends!" — Unknown

74. When friends are the best part of life

"In the cookie of life, friends are chocolate chips." — Salman Rushdie

75. When they know your sadness

"A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile." — Unknown

76. When you change for the better together

"That grow together type friendship." — Unknown

77. When their friendship alone has meaning

"You have been my friend," replied Charlotte. "That in itself is a tremendous thing." — E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

78. When they're the only one who can tell that something is wrong

"True friends are the ones who lift you up, when no one else has noticed you've fallen." — Unknown

79. When you both evolve and it's still OK

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." — Elizabeth Foley

80. When friends are better than family

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives." — Euripides

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81. When there's only one thing better ...

"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." ― Linda Grayson

82. When they brighten your day

"Friends are the sunshine of life." — John Hay

83. When they make you believe in you

"A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself." — Heidi Wills

84. When they're better than a therapist

"Talking to your best friend is sometimes all the therapy you need." — Unknown

85. When they're your love and your best friend

"Ooh you're the best friend that I ever had
I've been with you such a long time
You're my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
Oh you're my best friend"

Queen, "You're My Best Friend"

86. When you share crazy experiences together

"Here's to the nights that turned into mornings with the friends that turned into family.” — Unknown

87. When you can't remember life without them

"Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” — Anna Taylor

88. When they stand by you, 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​

89. When they remind you who you are

"The best mirror is an old friend." ― George Herbert

90. When they just get you

"Some souls just understand each other upon meeting." — N.R. Hart

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91. When they'll always love you

"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." — R. J. L.

92. When the feeling has to be mutual

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

93. When you are truly BFFs forever

"'We'll be friends forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet. 'Even longer,' Pooh answered." — A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh

94. When you want to make sure they know

"You've got a friend in me." — Toy Story

95. When friendship should be selective

"A friend to all is a friend to none." ― Aristotle

96. When they're your go-to cure

"Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul." — Steve Maraboli​

97. When you need their support

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." — Martin Luther King Jr.

98. When they mean everything to you

"You are my best friend, my human diary and my other half. You mean the world to me and I love you." — Unknown

99. When you make each other laugh

"No one will ever be as entertained by us as us." — Unknown

100. When you simply make each other the best you can be

"A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be." — Unknown

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself), look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious relationship truths, we've got you covered.

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Kristine Soloman is the former Executive Editor of YourTango, the top website for relationships, love and wellness for women.

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