Friendship is the marriage of affections. ―Thomas J. Watson

Friendship isn’t a big thing, it’s a million little things. ―Unknown

A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you. ―Unknown

When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier. ―Diane Von Furstenberg

True friendship resists time, distance, and silence. ―Isabel Allende

I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you. ―Ann Richards

It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters. ―Unknown

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and be understood. ―Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality. ―Rowan Williams

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

Social media technology has captured the attention of the public by misrepresenting the term “friend” and the concept known as “friendship.”  ―Martin Murphy

Best friends loan out DVDs knowing that they’ll never be seen again. ―Unknown

When a woman like that whom I’ve seen so much, All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can, Spare you a moment, it means a man. ―Alice Duer Miller

Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power. ―Jane Fonda

One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements. ―Marcelene Cox

True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart. ―Unknown

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. ―Maya Angelou

When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know. ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds. ―Gina Barreca

Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness. ―William Arthur Ward

I learned that a real friendship is not about what you can get, but what you can give. Real friendship is about making sacrifices and investing in people to help them improve their lives. ―Eric Thomas

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go. ―Margaret Walker

A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. ―Proverbs 27:9​​​4

A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden. ―Unknown

How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em. ―Shel Silverstein

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. ―Jim Morrison

Never tell your friends, “I told you so” – even when you did.―Wendy Jean Smith

Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin. ―Proverbs 18:24

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. ―Aristotle

You and I are more than friends. We’re like a really small gang. ―Unknown

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. ―Unknown

Between friends, differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality. ―W.H. Auden

I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you. Unknown Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. ―Misty Copeland

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. ―Dale Carnegie

Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway. ―Greg Tamblyn

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

Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice. ―Otto von Bismarck

If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine? ―Meghan Markle

Best friends don’t necessarily have to talk every day. They don’t even need to talk for weeks. But when they do, it’s like they never stopped talking. ―Unknown

I am always saying ‘Glad to’ve met you’ to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though. ―J.D. Salinger

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

Best friends don’t necessarily have to talk every day. They don’t even need to talk for weeks. But when they do, it’s like they never stopped talking. ―Unknown

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. ―Henry Ford

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. ―Oprah Winfrey

Best friend: the one that you can mad only for a short period of time because you have important stuff to tell them. ―Unknown

Some people only get called by their nicknames. Usually, it sounds weird to even say their real name. ―Kishore

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ―Sicilian Proverb

A good friend will help you move. But best friend will help you move a dead body. ―Jim Hayes

Every friendship of ours is more or less closely connected with everything else about us: every one of our friends, the more so the more intimate we are, influences the direction our life takes, just as our life’s direction influences our choice of friends. Friendship is crucial to what most of us come to be in life. ―Alexander Nehamas

The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. ―Mark Twain

We are best friends. Always remember that if you fall, I will pick you up… after I finish laughing. ―Unknown

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

A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself. ―Frances Ward Weller

Good friends discuss their sex lives. Best friends talk about poop. ―Unknown

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. ―Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends. ―H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Friendship is when people know all about you but like you anyway. ―Unknown

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. ―Barbara Kingsolver

If you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal. ―Oprah Winfrey

The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families. ―Jay McInerney

We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing. ―Jennifer Aniston

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. ―John Leonard

Sometimes me think, ‘What is friend?’ Then me say, ‘Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.’ ―Cookie Monster

If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky. ―S.E. Hinton

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.  ―Arnold H. Glasgow

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

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ―Albert Schweitzer

As you go through life, you’ll have maybe a handful of friends who are in it for the long haul. A true testament to their character is how consistent they are throughout that friendship. ―Jerry Kramer

A stranger stabs you in the front. A friend stabs you in the back. A boyfriend stabs you in the heart. Best friends poke each other with straws. ―Unknown

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it; friends make life a lot more fun. ―Charles R. Swindoll

‘Are we going to be friends forever?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered. ―A.A. Milne

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. ―Anais Nin

Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next. ―Dean Koontz

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. ―Joan Powers

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people. ―John O’Donohue

There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends. ―Sylvia Plath

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. ―Gwyneth Paltrow

But when you are looking on anyone as a friend when you do not trust him as you trust yourself, you are making a grave mistake, and have failed to grasp sufficiently the full force of true friendship. ―Seneca

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship. ―Markus Zusak

The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when. ―Simon Sinek

Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead. ―Anna Cummins

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

No matter how tired I am, I get dinner at least once a week with my girlfriends. Or have a sleepover. Otherwise, my life is just all work. ―Jennifer Lawrence

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. ―George Washington

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ―Douglas Pagels

A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. ―Lois Wyse

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. ―Aristotle

Never take friendship for granted, you never know what tomorrow holds. ―Catherine Pulsifer

I think about my best friendship – which the Marnie-Hannah friendship in Girls is based on – as like a great romance of my young life. ―Lena Dunham

We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much. ―Unknown

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. ―Henri Nouwen

Friends make you smile — best friends make you giggle ’til you pee your pants. ―Terri Guillemets

In addition to helping us grow and giving us pleasure and providing aid and comfort, our intimate friendships shield us from loneliness. ―Judith Viorst

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies. ―Richelle Mead

The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn’t exist. ―Aaron Machado

Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. ―Richard Bach

It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter. ―Marlene Dietrich

To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. ―Brandi Snyder

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is, at last, a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses, there is at last one which makes the heart run over. ―Ray Bradbury

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. ―Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. ―Mencius

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. ―Bernard Meltzer

You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal. ―Elizabeth Taylor

True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically. ―Unknown

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s greatest gifts. It involves many things but above all the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another. ―Thomas Hughes

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

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love, and be loved, is the greatest happiness of existence. ―Sydney Smith

I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. ―John Katz

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

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ―Saint Basil

The only good thing about times of adversity is that you realize who your real friends and fans are – and the rest go away – which in my mind is an OK thing. ―Pete Wentz

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief. ―Joseph Addison

The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most. ―Dale Carnegie

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. ―Ann Landers

One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about. ―Mindy Kaling

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

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

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

Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ―Mencius

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget. ―G. Randolf

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

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

There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. ―Jim Henson

They make me stronger; they make me braver. ―Jane Fonda

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. ―Elbert Hubbard

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ―Elisabeth Foley

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. ―Arnold H. Glasgow

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth. ―Herman Melville

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. ―Kahlil Gibran

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

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. ―Woodrow T. Wilson

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

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. ―Charles Darwin

Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend. ―Sarah Desse

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. ―Cicero

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. ―Unknown

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. ―Alexander Dumas

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

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

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. ―Walter Winchell

The best time to make friends is before you need them. ―Ethel Barrymore

Friendship is what gets you through the bad times and helps you enjoy the good times. ―Unknown

Every friendship travels at some time through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. ―John O’Donohue

True friends are always together in spirit. ―L.M. Montgomery

We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing homes. ―Unknown

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

In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips. ―Unknown

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ―Marcel Proust

Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend. ―Bill Watterson

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. ―Abraham Lincoln

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ―Donna Roberts

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. ―Kahlil Gibran

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

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. ―Alice Walker

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

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

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention. ―Clifton Fadiman

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

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

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends. ―Walt Whitman

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. ―Virginia Woolf

Friendship is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warm feeling inside. ―Unknown

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world. ―John Evelyn

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long. ―Robert Staughton Lynd

Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. ―Thomas J. Watson

Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation. ―Samuel Johnson

Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way. ―Charles Kingsley

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. ―Washington Irving

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. ―Plutarch

Lovers have a right to betray you. Friends don’t.― Judy Holliday

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be. ―Winnie The Pooh

Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with. ―Robert Brault

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. ―Euripides

There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. ―Emilie Saint-Genis

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing. —John Tillotson

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. ―David Tyson

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. ―Helen Keller

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. ―Leo Buscaglia

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met. ―William Butler Yeats

Friends are the family you choose. ―Jess C. Scott

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. ―John Churton Collins

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. ―Thomas Aquinas

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. ―Walt Whitman

‘Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. ―Charles Lamb

Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship. ―Dorothy Parker

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. ―Samuel Butler

How distant I am from people when I am with them, and how close when they are far away. ―Kahlil Gibran

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. ―Ernest Hemingway

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

A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling. ―Arthur Brisbane

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of. ―Jodie Foster

Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace. ―Christie Brinkley

Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust. ―Jesse Owens

Friendship is the purest love. ―Osho

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. ―Henry David Thoreau

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends. ―Jacques Delille

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. ―Ed Cunningham

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. ―Hubert H. Humphrey

A friendship that can end never really began. ―Publilius Syrus

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

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant. ―Socrates

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but you thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.

The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.

I would do my damn best to be more happy than not. 

You have to be willing to get happy about nothing.

I’ve learned… That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile.

People never remember happiness with the care that they lavish on preserving every detail of their suffering.

The dead don’t desire revenge, but the happiness of the livng. To dirty your small hands would bring joy to no one.

It’s what’s in yourself that makes you happy or unhappy.

People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.

There is no greater power than that of a laugh and happiness is a force which can save a person from the horrors of the world.

It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations.

No one can grant you happiness. Happiness is a choice we all have the power to make.

If everything really does get better, the way everyone claims, then happiness should be graphable. But that’s crap, because better isn’t quantifiable.

Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them. 

I don’t think man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. 

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. 

[Happiness is] a ghost, it’s a shadow. You can’t really chase it. It’s a by-product, a very pleasant side effect to a life lived well. 

For the likes of you, the path to happiness is one mean son of a bitch of a path.

I’m a happy person. If you want to be around me, you can either choose to be happy too, or follow the signs to the nearest exit!

It will hurt.” said Petra. “But let’s make the most of what we have, and not let future pain ruin present happiness.

I believe that being happy is the only important thing. Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or torturous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.

I don’t want anyone to look to me, not for protection, not for happiness, not for love, not for anything.

Call no man happy, said Shadow, until he is dead. 

Happiness has to do with your mindset, not with outside circumstance.

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. 

A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.

like to believe that you don’t need to reach a certain goal to be happy. I prefer to think that happiness is always there, and that when things don’t go the way we might like them to, it’s a sign from above that something even better is right around the corner.

Happiness is as exclusive as a butterfly, and you must never pursue it. If you stay very still, it may come and settle on your hand. But only briefly. Savor those moments, for they will not come in your way very often.

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.

Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.

Happiness is such a fragile thing, isn’t it? So easily burst, like a bubble blown by a child, and always on the verge of being carried away.

I guess money can’t buy happiness if you shop in the wrong places.

Be happy — if you’re not even happy, what’s so good about surviving?

A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end.