122 Meaningful Friendship Quotes

A collection of meaningful friendship quotes and sayings to remind you how special friends are. Find short and heartfelt words to share with your friends.

Friendship means sharing, caring, and being the friend that you want to have as a friend. There is nothing like the companionship and the understanding of a close friend. The relationship between people that share a fellowship is one where respect and an affinity towards each other are shown.

There is nothing like the companionship and camaraderie that is shared between people who have developed a friendship. They have a significant impact on our lives. They provide uplifting words and encouragement when we face difficult times. This is reflected in the words of Walter Winchell, "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

There is a bond and a connection we feel when a friendship occurs. Let the words below reflect what a meaningful friendship looks like.

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  1. Among the finest gifts of life is friendship, good and true - The kind of friendship I have found so nicely in you. Author Unknown
    Quotes For A Friend



  2. Unless my heart might serve a worthy friend - for his sweet sake, I'll go to earth's far end. Ardeen Foster, Master - Not Man
    Famous Poems



  3. The key to friendship with God is not changing what you do...
  4. The key to friendship with God is not changing what you do, but changing your attitude toward what you do. Brother Lawrence
    Poems About God
    A relationship with God changes not only your life, but the life of those around you



  5. God cares, he places friends in our lives to inspire us in the good times and the bad. Sam Fickinsen
    Christian Poems



  6. To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed - that can make life a garden. Goethe
    Garden Poems



  7. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
  8. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. Woodrow T. Wilson
    Famous Poems About Life
    A great quote that holds much truth, think of the times in your life when you need help or support - friends are there when we need them



  9. For all the friends to us so dear....my heart breaks out in joy and sings Thanksgiving. Cobb, Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving Poems



  10. I believe—that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. Unknown, I Believe That
    I Believe Poems



  11. You need friendships that build you up and never tear you down.
  12. "You need friendships that build you up and never tear you down." Larry Hagner, The Dad's Edge
    Poems of Encouragement
    A friend should be a source of encouragement and support, if they do not encourage and support you they are not a friend they are just an acquaintance.



  13. Say well has friends, some here, some there, but do well is welcome everywhere. Unknown, Do Well
    Good Poems



  14. ...a smile is always sure to bring you new friends day by day. Edgar Nye, Keep Smiling
    Smile Poems



  15. I'll be rich wherever I may go, because I've had a friend, and I have known a peaceful joy that some one trusted me Christine Grunt Curless, Abundance
    Abundance Poem



  16. No other friend thy place can fill - though absent we shall claim thee still Grinnell Willis, Dear Friend
    Goodbye Poems



  17. Your friends may be few, let them feel that in you and your word they can ever depend John Imrie, Never Go Back On A Friend
    Life Mottos



  18. The roads of happiness are lined, not with the friends of royal splendor, but with the loyal friends and kind Edgar A. Guest, The Roads of Happiness
    Poems About Happiness



  19. Happiness and friendship take away the hardship Catherine Pulsifer, Rainbows & Lollipops
    Birthday Poems



  20. Somebody once said that love may not be ...
  21. "Somebody once said that love may not be any part of friendship but friendship must always exist for love to be happy." Sydney Smith
    No relationship survives without love!
    Short Love Poems



  22. Narrow-minded men and women...will only give you distorted ideas of life, ideas that will change the sunniest and most healthful disposition into one morose, churlish and ill-natured. Be careful then, whom you choose for your companions. Unknown, Choose Your Companions Well
    Poems For Teenagers



  23. A sister is a sibling who usually becomes a friend. But a friend in a stronger way than your regular friendships. Catherine Pulsifer
    Sister Poems



  24. Home is where the friends that love to our hearts are given Unknown, Where Is Home?
    Poems About Home



  25. Friends are the most important part of your life. Treasure the tears, treasure the laughter, but most importantly, treasure the memories. Dave Brenner
    Encouragement Quotes



  26. But now we older and friends we are - you even let me borrow your car - I couldn't ask for a better brother Kate Summers, The Best
    Brother Poems



  27. A daughter is a friend one who sticks with you to the end. Catherine Pulsifer, A Daughter Is
    Poems About Daughter



  28. Living friendly, feeling friendly, acting fairly to all men, seeking to do that to others they may do to me again. Joseph Hobbins, You Ask Me How I Live
    Words To Live By



  29. Saying goodbye is not the end because we will always be friends! Catherine Pulsifer
    Saying Goodbye Poem



  30. Flowers are like friends; they bring color to your world. Author Unknown
    Flower Poem



  31. This day hath parted friends that ne'er before were parted; it hath knit new friendships William Cullen Bryant, Summer Evening
    Summer Poems



  32. Graduation is more than just saying, goodbye to a classroom of books.it's leaving behind great friendships Julie Hebert, We're Graduating
    A New Chapter In Life



  33. That friend, and the greatest of all earthly friends is Mother Burton A. Washburn, Mother! The Greatest Of All Earthly Friends
    Mothers Day Poems



  34. ... learn that hope of gain marks friendship’s worth, that love unselfish is the gift of few. Susan M. Day, Mistakes
    Poems About Mistakes



  35. What shall I do, my friend, when you are gone forever? Mary Clemmer, What Shall I Do
    Funeral Poems



  36. Empathy is about standing shoulder to shoulder with a friend, facing life together.
  37. Empathy is about standing shoulder to shoulder with a friend, facing life together. Tracy Wilde, Finding the Lost Art of Empathy
    Poems About Life



  38. Blessings are like friends, I hold, who love and labor near us. We ought to raise our notes of praise while living hearts can hear us. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Thanksgiving Chorus
    Thanksgiving Day Poem



  39. Union, friendship and devotion, is the cord of love, the golden twine. J. J. Thorne, Sweet Is Contentment
    Poems About Contentment



  40. A sister in a friend will come and go but a friend in a sister will always remain. Author Unknown
    Sister Quotes



  41. My brother is a true friend of mine, he is always loyal and true. No matter what the situation he always comes through Catherine Pulsifer, You Are The Best Brother
    Brother Poems From Sister



  42. If you want friends, be friendly. Unknown, If
    Poems About Stress



  43. The friendship of the good and true is more to me than gold, John Imrie, Friendship
    Easy Poems to Memorize



  44. Thanks...for the friendship that reaches a kindly hand. Christie Lund, Thanks
    Be Thankful Poems



  45. Show friendship's bond is strong and sweet - thus, hand-in-hand, friends understand the meaning true — "God-be-with-you!" John Imrie
    Good-bye Means Not Farewell



  46. If with promises you've broken, you have chilled the hearts of men; it is vain to look for friendship for it will not come again. Edgar A. Guest, An Easy World
    Poems About Truth



  47. The smile of friendship crowns the day, and hearts are young though heads be grey: friends never part! John Imrie
    To My Friends



  48. For friends aren't like family, they are someone you choose...
  49. For friends aren't like family, they are someone you choose. They love you not because they have to, but because they want to. Julie Hebert
    While family is important there is a difference between family and friends. As Julie states we choose our friends!
    Poems About Family



  50. Be glad, and your friends are many; be sad and you lose them all John A. Joyce, Love and Laughter
    Which Type Are You



  51. You are richer today than you were yesterday if...made a new friend today Unknown, You Are Richer Today
    You Don't Have To Be Rich



  52. When friendship is exercised, it places happiness there. J. J. Thorne
    Hopes Of Joy



  53. A sister is a sibling who usually becomes a friend. But a friend in a stronger way than your regular friendships. Catherine Pulsifer
    Sister Poems



  54. No New Year can overthrow this our friendship that has grown from the years that now are flown Unknown, Let The New Year Be
    The Old Year And The New



  55. Now we both move on but our friendship will never be gone! Catherine Pulsifer, So Fast
    Graduation Wishes For A Friend



  56. Today you're more than, just a grandmother to me. You're my friend, and someone I aspire to be. Julie Hebert, To My Grandmother
    Grandma Poems



  57. Love is like a friendship caught on fire. Bruce Lee
    What Is Love Poem



  58. Be glad, and your friends are many; be sad, and you lose them all Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    Solitude Poem



  59. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand. Steve Maraboli
    Dare To Be




  60. Friends together
    can conquer life's stormy weather



  61. When saying "Thank you" you have an opportunity to let family or friends know how much their deed, words, or kindness meant to you. Robyn Freedman Spizman, The Thank You Book
    Never take a friendship for granted, always express appreciation and thanks.
    Thank You Friend



  62. Love cannot bind us more truly in golden or silken chain; like friends, we'll journey together Eloise A. Skimings, I Wish You
    New Year Poems



  63. The generous man robs none of gladness- and never scorns old friends for new. Richard Henry Stoddard, Roses, I See The Sweetest Roses
    Rose Poems



  64. Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man. Sam Walter Foss, The House By The Side Of The Road
    Poems About Helping Others



  65. There's joy for us a-plenty, there are tasks for us to do, and life is worth the living, for the friends we know are true. Edgar A. Guest, The New Days
    A New Day Poem



  66. The friend of tomorrow is the one who has ...
  67. The friend of tomorrow is the one who has remained through the swamps and quagmires of life. Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Difficult Times Quotes
    And, we all have the swamps and quagmires in this life - true friends stick with us no matter how deep the swamp



  68. You've always been there for me this I knew. You're not just a Mother, but a dear friend too. Charley, For Mom
    For Mom



  69. When a man meets a friend with a cloud on his brow, and a look that shows worry and fret, he should use every effort to lighten his care... Quincy Kilby
    A Laugh Pays Best In The End



  70. A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. Richard Bach
    Soulmate Poems



  71. May laughter fill your home...
  72. "May laughter fill your home, relieve your stress, and strengthen your friendships." Catherine Pulsifer
    Laugh Quotes
    Laughter keeps friendships strong.



  73. A friendly smile will open doors of friendship and relieve others hardship. Catherine Pulsifer, A Friendly Smile
    A Friendly Beaming Smile



  74. New friends may be poems but old friends are alphabets. Don't forget the alphabets because you will need them to read the poems. William Shakespeare
    New Friends and Old Friends
    A great analogy that supports the foundation of friendship.




  75. Bonds of friendship are like no other



  76. My only prayer is, while I live, - God make me worthy of my friends! Frank Dempster Sherman, Joy In Life
    Poems About Joy



  77. They bring a joy, a healing power that shines out far and wide....
  78. "They bring a joy, a healing power that shines out far and wide.....
    The ever patient, faithful friends to keep watch by your side!" John McLeod
    Faithful Friends
    The author is referring to our pets, true companionship and affection can be found in them



  79. A true friend is one who cares - friends like this are so rare Catherine Pulsifer, A True Friend Is One...
    True Friendship Poems




  80. Friendship is like a china cup, once broken can...
    There is a bond between friends that should never be broken!


  81. Although you aren't our real Dad - to us, you've been a friend, we are so lucky and so glad. Julie Hebert, To Step Dad From Us
    Step Dad Poems



  82. For This One Hour I can be grateful...for friends, and for a hundred other blessings William Arthur Ward
    For This One Hour



  83. My books, my friends in solitude...whose silent voices gently speak in the great thoughts I love to seek. Unknown, Friends In Solitude
    Poems About Books



  84. How blessed could we be, to have found each other...
  85. How blessed could we be, to have found each other?
    I can tell you one thing, I wouldn't want any other. Julie Hebert
    Friends Are A Blessing



  86. To have no patrons but sincere good friend to whom we're bound by naught but friendship ties Patience Strong, Independence Day
    Shadows



  87. The climate of our days is influenced...more by the friends we make than by the people we meet; William Arthur Ward
    Service To Others



  88. Wisdom teaches:....the miracle of love; the meaning of friendship William Arthur Ward, Wisdom Teaches
    Wisdom Poems



  89. Short but Meaningful

    While these friendship quotations may be short, they contain significant words that are indicative of what a friendship means. Many time you will find the wisest and deepest words can also be the briefest number of words!

  90. Are you willing... To stop asking how much your friends love you, and to ask yourself if you love them enough Henry VanDyke, Ready To Keep Christmas
    Christmas Card Poem



  91. Best friendships are roots.
  92. Best friendships are roots. Jerry Jenkins, Twelve Things I Want my Kids to Remember
    Best Friend Poems
    The closeness we develop with people happens over time.



  93. ... a friend's face when seen again sets the heart-pulses ringing Arthur Linton, Rain
    Nature Poems



  94. There's nothing like a good old hug...a friend to share the moments with to talk with and to listen John McLeod, There Is Nothing Like
    Welcome Friends



  95. Love unites us friends together, our union sweet and dear ; J. J. Thorne
    Love Is



  96. ...do you value a friendship enough to take but a few minutes out of your day to send communication of concern, greetings, congratulations, or of hope and encouragement. Byron Pulsifer
    Forget-Me-Not



  97. ...mother - patient kind and true, no other friend in all the world will be so true to you. Poet Unknown
    You Only Get One Mother




  98. The best relationship is true friendship



    A great friend gives expecting nothing in return
  99. A great friend gives expecting nothing in return Jennifer Price
    Desiderata Poem
    This quote reflects a key to success in friendship.



  100. ...true friends will walk with us in the good times and in the hard times. Byron Pulsifer
    A Mile With Me



  101. The light of friendship cheers the darkest way — when constantly it sheds its blessed ray Arthur Franklin Fuller, Gray Ballad
    Blessings Abundance



  102. meaningful new friends, old friends quotes
  103. Make new friends, but keep the old; those are silver, these are gold. Joseph Parry
    Short Positive Quotes



  104. .... true friends, who give of themselves and their resources, do not expect to get anything in return. Byron Pulsifer
    A Friend's Greeting



  105. Our dark-day friends...like glints of sun come smiling through with summer in their words and eyes! NIxon Waterman, Our Dark-Day Friends
    To Know All Is To Forgive All



  106. The joy of this world, when you've summed it all up, is found in the making of friends. Edgar A. Guest
    The Making Of Friends



  107. Let the friends around you know the love you have before they go, show it now. Chas. R. Skinner, Now
    Kindness Poems



  108. Hope as you may for the dearest of friends is not given to you unless you at first...
  109. Hope as you may for the dearest of friends is not given to you unless you at first are that dear friend to someone else. Byron R. Pulsifer
    Poems About Hope



  110. If you have a friend worth loving, love him. Yes, and let him know Rev. Charles A. Eubanks, Kinship
    Planting Seeds of Kindness



  111. Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.
  112. Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. Alexander Eastman
    Poems About Character



  113. For sweet it will be in death's darksome hour, to feel and to know, some kind friend is nigh. Mary C Ryan
    Tis Only A Rosebud



  114. Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them, but seldom used.
  115. Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them, but seldom used. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Book Quotes
    A famous Emerson quote that holds much truth. Never use a friend, it can destroy a relationship.




  116. Share laughter and tears
    but with one who is dear!



    May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
  117. May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty. Irish Saying
    Irish Blessing Quotes



  118. The generous man robs none of gladness. And never scorns old friends for new. Richard Henry Stoddard, Roses, I See The Sweetest Roses
    Rose Poems



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  120. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. Irish Saying
    Irish Blessing



  121. Relationships flourish when all the little things you do and say become your habit not your exception. Byron Pulsifer
    When You Forget Valentines Day



  122. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
  123. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain
    Life Quotes




  124. A friend's smile
    never goes out of style



    True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
  125. True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. David Tyson
    Meaningful Poems

    The intimacy and closeness among people can be felt even when there is no verbal communication.



  126. Sharing what is real about you is the key to building real relationships with others. Michelle Tillis Lederman, The Connector’s Advantage
    Poems For Women



  127. Inspirational And Uplifting

    Be motivated and inspire others by these inspirational and uplifting quotations. Quotations expressing heartfelt affection that shows the comfort and relationship between companions.

    inspirational friendship quotes
  128. "Close friends become family and family is the true center of the universe." Dave Marinaccio
    Thinking Of You Poems



  129. So, another year passes, another year older
    Be happy, be joyful, don't let your heart get colder Catherine Pulsifer, Birthday Wishes
    Birthday Poems For A Friend



  130. To be a friend a man should close his eyes to the faults of others and open them to his own. Wilfred Peterson, You My Friend
    Message For Best Friend



  131. It's doing your job the best you can
    And being just to your fellow man;
    It's making money - but holding friends Berton Braley, The Recipe
    Be The Best You Can Be
    Never let money override your relationships



  132. This understated, overrated, the friendship we have found, Is nothing more than two compadre's standing in the crowd.
  133. This understated, overrated, the friendship we have found,
    Is nothing more than two compadre's standing in the crowd. Julie Hebert, My One True Friend
    Short Inspirational Quotes
    The camaraderie between people develops relationships




  134. Bernard Meltzer said it well:
    "A true friend is someone who thinks that
    you are a good egg even though he knows that
    you are slightly cracked."



    A friend to chide me when I'm wrong my inmost soul to see...
  135. A friend to chide me when I'm wrong my inmost soul to see;
    And that my friendship proves as strong for him as his for me. John Quincy Adams, Faithful Friend
    Strong Quotes



  136. I think there is a thread that runs through each friendship...
  137. "I think there is a thread that runs through each friendship and keeps it going no words necessary. Each knows what the other knows about him through good times and bad."  Lauren Bacall
    Train Of Life Poem
    A bond and an affinity develops friendships



  138. My prayers shall first be upward sent for those dear friends of mine who lent Encouragement. Douglas Malloch, Encouragement
    Famous Poets



  139. The moral is, don't be too frank, it gits you nuthin' at the bank, just keep your thoughts beneath your hood, I'm tellin' you for your own good. Berton Braley
    Frankness Between Friends




  140. Life brings us many a pleasure
    But you my friend are truly a treasure!



  141. Through good luck or woe, the sweetest pal I know, my Mother! Tiny Stoufer, My Mother
    Poems About Mothers



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  143. As gold more splendid from fire appears; thus friendship brightens by the length of years. Thomas Carlyle
    Poems On Aging



  144. Light your fire and never fear, life was made for love and cheer. Henry VanDyke
    Inscriptions For A Friend's House



  145. The world is wide, and many friends are dear, and friendships true Unknown
    We Love But A Few



  146. So doff the sable weeds you wear and whistle something gay - the friend you've lost through frankness would have failed you anyway. Strickland Gillilan, Put To The Test
    When Your Feeling Down Quotes



  147. Think of me as one who will ever befriend, and the warm hand of friendship ever will lend. Lillian E. Curtis, Think Of Me
    High School Graduation



  148. The smile of friendship crowns the day, and hearts are young though heads be grey: — Friends never part! John Imrie
    To My Friend



  149. We don't realize how important we are at times.
    As famous words state:
    "To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world."



    friendship is ...
  150. "Friendship is, strictly speaking, reciprocal benevolence, which inclines each party to be solicitous for the welfare of the other as for his own. This equality of affection is created and preserved by a similarity of disposition and manners." Plato
    Appreciation Quotes



  151. Be a friend. The pay is bigger (Though not written by a figure) than is earned by people clever in what's merely self-endeavor. Edgar A. Guest, Be A Friend
    Humourous Quotes



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  153. For dogs are very special friends and wondrous in their ways, they bring a joy, a healing power that shines out far and wide  John McLeod, The Ever Patient Faithful Friend
    Be Kind to Animals




  154. Life is always sweeter
    With a friend by your side



  155. Planning a successful vacation with friends can be an enjoyable wonderful bonding experience. Deanna Williams, Planning a Vacation with Friends
    Vacation Quotes


We hope these meaningful friendship quotes are ones that you will share with your friends. The mutual affection shared and felt between friends is comforting and rewarding in a relationship between people. Friends could be people we have known since childhood or it could be relationships developed at work, and for many friendships are family members. No matter who your friends are we see meaningful relationships having a positive impact on our lives! We hope the quotations and sayings are ones that you will share with others.


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