Short Friendship Quotes and Sayings

I found some short friendship quotes that although “short” contain a lot of wisdom.

I don’t have a lot of friends but the few close friends I have, are the family that I have chosen along my journey. I know that they will be there for me as much as I will be there for them. This page is dedicated to the wonderful gift of friendship!

Assorted Friendship Quotes:

“A friend is someone that you can do nothing with, and enjoy it.”


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

Walter Winchell

“The best mirror is an old friend.”

George Herbert

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth.”

George Washington

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”


“Something is real, only when it is shared.”

A Course in Miracles

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth an inhabited garden.”


“Friends are like windows through which you see out into the world and back into yourself... If you don’t have friends you see much less than you otherwise might.”

Merle Shain

“Be careful in the selection of your friends: “the most valuable and fairest furniture of life.”


“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.”

Charles Spurgeon

“The real secret of happiness is not what you give or what you receive; it’s what you share.”


“Friends are relatives you make for yourself.”

Eustache Deschamps

“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”

Walt Whitman

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.”

William Blake

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we find in our travels is an honest friend.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends.”

Alfred A. Montapert

“My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them!”

Emily Dickinson

“The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right”

Mark Twain

“Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.”

Rabindranath Tagore

“A friend is one who takes me for what I am.”

Henry David Thoreau

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think it aloud.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Gift of Friendship

I hope you enjoyed these short friendship quotes. It is priceless to have somebody to come to in times of crisis or in times of joy…

Sometimes, true friendship is not easy to find. So when you do find it, treasure it and cultivate it. It will blossom and give you beautiful flowers!!

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