1. “I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.” — Reese Witherspoon

2. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “Friendship is a sheltering tree.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

4. “Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.” — Anonymous

5. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou

6. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”– Ally Condie

7. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”— Octavia Butler

8. “I found out what the secret to life is—friends. Best friends.” — Fried Green Tomatoes

9. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” — Jean de La Fontaine

10. “Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.” – Eustace Budgell

11. “Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.” — Margaret Lee Runbeck

12. “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” – Samuel Butler

13. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

14. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson

15. “True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.” — St. Jerome

16. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

17. “As much as a BFF can make you go WTF, there’s no denying we’d be a little less rich without them.” — Gossip Girl

18. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” — Helen Keller

19. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” — Linda Grayson

20. “Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.” — John Evelyn

21. “I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” — Robert Brault

22. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” — Arnold H. Glasgow

23. “The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” – Eugene Kennedy

24. “The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.” — Chelsea Handler

25. “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” — Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

26. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” – Khalil Gibran

27. “A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” — Anonymous

28. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” – Khalil Gibran

29. “Friendship’s the wine of life.” — Edward Young, Night Thoughts

30. “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.”– Albert Camus

31. “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” — Henry David Thoreau

32. “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides

33. “If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” — Winnie the Pooh

34. “You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.” — Laurence J. Peter

35. “There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

36. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

37. “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” – Anna Deavere Smith

38. “Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust.” — Jesse Owens

39. “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

40. “I still have friends from primary school. And my two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don’t have to explain anything to them. I don’t have to apologize for anything. They know. There’s no judgment in any way.” — Emma Watson

41. “The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter.” — Awakenings

42. “[The greatest gift in life] is the gift of friendship, and I have received it; the greatest healing therapy is friendship.” — Hubert Humphrey

43. “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.” — Jane Austen

44. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

45. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

46. “Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” – Francesco Guicciardini

47. “That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you – the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you – because that is what people are supposed to do.” — R. J. L.

48. “One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.” — George Santayana

49. “Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” — Richard Bach

50. “A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.” – Simon Sinek

51. “Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

52. “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” – Maria Shriver

53. “We’re sisters; you’re my family. What is you, is me. There’s nothing that you could ever say to make me let go.” – Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl

54. “Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” — Margaret Walker

55. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”– Marlene Dietrich

56. “Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” — Christie Brinkley

57. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich

58. “Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.” – Tahar Ben Jelloun

59. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” — Jim Henson

60. “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” – Thomas Aquinas