96 Friendship quotes to foster closeness, nostalgia, and good times.

Quotes about friendship that cover all your bases, from besties to four-legged friends.

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Quotes on friendship to nurture what friendship is all about.

Being a friend is about what we give, not what we get. Your friends are the ones you can count on just like they count on you.

Yet, true friends are still there for you when you have nothing in the tank. At your darkest hour, when you’re running on E, they show up. You laugh freely together, cry unabashedly together, and pull shenanigans together. That is friendship.

Friendship is something to nurture and celebrate. Bottle up your affection and send it to the friends who deserve it. You can do that with this curated list of quotes on friendship. Send your favorite quotes to show that you never take them for granted.

You can remind friends what they mean to you in cards or social media graphics. Or you can surprise them with a poster or banner. Even a quick text with one of these meaningful friendship quotes can make someone’s day.

True friendship quotes for the ones you trust most.

Whether your closest friends are from childhood or people you met as an adult, true friendship is as beautiful, precious, and indestructible as diamonds. Circumstances might change, but true friendship is forever.

Choose from these meaningful friendship quotes and send your truest friend a message. Let Adobe Express help you turn the perfect quote into a card, letter, or collage. No experience required.

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”
G. Randolf
When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frostwork, but the solidest things we can know.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Celebrate the friends you never have to tiptoe around.

Time doesn't take away from friendship, nor does separation.”

Tennessee Williams

True friendship doesn’t fade across borders.

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
Real friends are the ones you can count on no matter what. The ones who go into the forest to find you and bring you home.”

Morgan Matson

You don’t always have to ask for help. True friends will go looking for you as soon as you wander off your path.

Silence makes the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.”
Margaret Lee Runbeck
My old grandmother always used to say, summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
George R.R. Martin
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.”

Charles Darwin

With a genuine sense of pride, you can look at your friends and see how their friendship reflects on you.

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

Walter Winchell

This message is perfect in a card to a friend to say, “thank you.”

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”
Ed Cunningham
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”

Marlene Dietrich

Depending on your friends, some of them might still be up, anyway.

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

Best friend quotes to give besties their due.

Having friends at all is a gift, and having a best friend is one of life’s best trips. You bond with best friends over work, love, sorrow, humor, and day-to-day nonsense. It’s hard to put into words how much your best friend means to you, which is why you’ll want to look through these quotes.

How would your best friend get the biggest kick out of seeing these cute best friend quotes? Is there a birthday coming up that calls for a banner? Do you have a collage of photos you know will make your best friend laugh?

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.”
Bill Watterson
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”

Henry Ford

Short best friend quotes can pack just as much punch as longer ones. This quote pays your best friend a great compliment.

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
Arnold H. Glasgow
That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.”

Kristin Hannah

What does this quote mean to you? Spell it out for your best friend in a letter.

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

Dr. Seuss

Best friends are sometimes our romantic partners, too. This quote goes great in a card for the person who’s your “everything.”

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
Distance means so little, when someone means so much.”
Tom McNeal
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.”

Thomas Fuller

It’s easy to feel outcast or vulnerable if you only have one best friend, but one true friend is better than a room full of superficial ones.

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and be understood.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”

Bill Watterson

What does your best friend provide you during tough times? Courage? Strength? Perspective?

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
If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Cute best friend quotes send more than a message; they send a smile.

Cute friendship quotes to touch the heart.

When you and your friends are like peas in a pod, there’s no shortage of affection. Cute friendship quotes stoke nostalgia and provide the “aww” moments to remember.

Choose your favorite of these adorable and funny friendship quotes. These are like the grown-up version of friendship bracelets. You can send one to someone today.

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”
Woodrow Wilson
A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”

A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

For friends who are truly inseparable, this cute quote says it all.

The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.”

Jay McInerney

Keep reading for more quotes about family.

Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust.”
Jesse Owens
It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds.”
Gina Barreca
A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.”
Irish Proverb
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”

Charles Lamb

Be honest — how would you feel if the world saw your recent text thread between you and your bestie?

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

Linda Grayson

So cute, and so true.

One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”
George Santayana
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

Mark Twain

This quote is cute for a card and could also go on a poster or banner for book club.

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.”
John Evelyn
You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal.”

Elizabeth Taylor

A cute quote like this one can go in an event flyer promoting something where friends are destined to have a good time.

Childhood friendship quotes for the ones who are always there.

Bosom friends are like wine — they continue to ferment as they age. Now, you can imbibe nostalgia with these old friends quotes. They’re sure to make you think back. You’ll even end up sending messages to the friends you haven’t talked to in a while. That’s the beauty of childhood friendships: no distance or time can tarnish them.

Reach out to your old friends with one of these quotes in a letter, card, or even a social media graphic. You’ll make them smile and you’ll get the warm fuzzies, too.

The best mirror is an old friend.”

George Herbert

How would this quote look in a poster or a collage? Which friend does it make you think of?

Remember that life's most valuable antiques are dear old friends.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.”
Henry Ford
You don't have to have anything in common with people you've known since you were five. With old friends, you've got your whole life in common.”

Lyle Lovett

It’s an extraordinary type of friendship that lasts as people walk down different paths.

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.”
Charles R. Swindoll
There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.”
Jennifer Aniston
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When do you ever have more fun than when you can be your weirdest self with old friends?

Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves.”

Vincent Van Gogh

Old friends are sometimes the best to turn to for advice. They’ve observed us longer than almost anyone.

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”
Elisabeth Foley
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

Elbert Hubbard

True friendship, you could say, is when someone loves us because of who we are, not in spite of who we are.

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Even when childhood friendships fade and people are lost from sight, their mark remains.

It seems they had always been, and always would be, friends. Time could change, but not that.”
A. A. Milne , Winnie the Pooh

Short friendship quotes for fast and memorable messages.

When it comes to friendship quotes, short is perfect for text messages, social media graphics, banners, and cards. Some of the most memorable friendship quotes are short ones because they make their point instantaneously.

It’s easy to commit short friendship quotes to heart, too, so you can recall and send them whenever someone’s on your mind.

To friendship every burden's light.”


Good friends make everything easier.

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.”
George Washington
Friendship's the wine of life.”

Edward Young

If you and your friends are due to open a few bottles, you can use this short quote in a flyer or card invitation.

No friendship is an accident.”
O. Henry
A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.”

Frank Crane

All friendships are different, but we always make ourselves most vulnerable with true friends.

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.”


Isn’t this a powerful message to use in a card?

Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.”
Charles R. Swindoll
Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.”
True friends are always together in spirit.”

L.M. Montgomery

Are you missing a friend who lives far away? This quote used in a letter can bring you together again.

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.”
Jean de la Fontaine
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
Baltasar Gracian
We were together. I forget the rest.”

Walt Whitman

This is the sign of an old friend or a very blurry night.

Friendship quotes for kids to build strong bonds.

Friendship quotes for kids teach about the values and responsibilities of friendship. They put what having friends and being a friend is about into words that kids of all ages cherish.

Whether they’re friendship quotes for girls your daughter plays with after class or friendship quotes for boys inseparable on the playground, these quotes span from funny to heartwarming in terms kids love.

If you live to be a 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
A. A. Milne , Winnie the Pooh
Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”

Misty Copeland

Friendship empowers us. What that means changes as we grow up, but the goal is always to feel supported.

Two things you will never have to chase: True friends and true love.”
Mandy Hale
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

It’s easy to compare ourselves to the popular kids if we have just one good friend. This quote teaches why quality is more valuable than quantity.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not just about defining friends, it’s about defining how to be a friend.

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

It’s a wonderful feeling to find yourself surrounded by friends who inspire you, even if it’s just who runs fastest on field day or who always aces the spelling test.

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”
David Tyson
A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”

Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

It’s always worthwhile to reach out and try to make a new friend.

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”
Tennessee Williams
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust
I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.”

A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

When kids click, it can form a connection that will last a lifetime.

Sad friendship quotes for every bump in the road.

Sometimes friends are a shoulder to cry on, and sometimes it’s friends who make us cry. Friendship is about giving and receiving, but life’s hurdles can put stress on that exchange.

Sad friendship quotes cover everything from growing apart to burying the hatchet. They allow us to be sad in the moment, too, especially if we learn something about our expectations while we’re down.

Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled.”

Ally Condie

Even when friendship fades forever, it will always leave an impact.

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light.”

Helen Keller

Sometimes, friendship requires that you give and give at a time when a friend can’t give anything in return.

Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.”

Benjamin Franklin

It’s hard to confront anyone, but there are times when a good friend needs it.

Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”

Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You

This is a sad friendship quote when you don’t feel you have a best friend, but it’s also a message of gratitude when you do.

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.”

Saint Francis de Sales

It’s worth working through differences for true friendship.

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

How can you better master timing? Is there someone whose day you could change now a card or letter?

Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.”

Oscar Wilde

When a friendship is lost, it can cut more deeply than lost romantic love.

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

Abraham Lincoln

Friends sometimes come from unlikely places.

Friendship takes work. Finding friends, nurturing friendships, scheduling face time, it all takes a tremendous amount of work. But it’s worth it. If you put in the effort, you’ll see the rewards of positive friends who will make your life extraordinary.”

Maya Angelou

Read: friendship isn’t always easy. It takes work, but it’s worth it.

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters, phone calls, and small, silly presents every so often — just to save it from drying out completely.”

Pam Brown

With virtual cards and collages you can make now in Adobe Express, you can easily send meaningful messages to friends whenever you’d like.

A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”

Frances Ward Weller

If your best friend gives you feedback, listen. Our friends have a vantage point that we need to consider.

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”

Hubert H. Humphrey

Sometimes, our friendships need to heal. The right friendship quotes could help do that.

Dog friendship quotes for humankind’s best friend.

Dogs have been our best friends for thousands of years. These dog friendship quotes speak to their unconditional love and loyalty, two qualities that make them extraordinary companions.

The bond we share with four-legged friends is filled with tenderness and devotion. That’s not limited to dogs, but their boundless love has earned them the #1 place at the podium. Find your favorite dog friendship quotes to use on social media, posters, and flyers. Everyone who’s ever called a dog theirs will instantly relate.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

Josh Billings

Nothing captures a dog’s unconditional love better than this delightful quote.

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”

Khalil Gibran

Pet ownership is a responsibility, but it reminds us that what we put into a relationship is paid out with dividends.

Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.”

Roger Caras

Who else is ever more excited to see you come home every day?

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

Pet ownership opens a new door of love and compassion. This quote is true for dogs, cats, and other pets.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...it has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”

C.S. Lewis

Dog ownership is unnecessary for survival, but survival feels more worthwhile with a dog.

The best gift anyone can give, I believe, is the gift of sharing themselves.”

Oprah Winfrey

Share yourself in time, energy, and spirit with a dog. The friendship you get in return will be unmatched.

The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.”

Samuel Butler

How could it get any better than this?

A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.”

Leo Buscaglia

As long as Fido’s by your side, your world is complete.

The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”

M.K. Clinton

What a great message to see every day on a poster.

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”

Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle isn’t alone in this thinking. What reactions would you get if you used this quote on a social banner?

The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.”

Ann Kaiser Stearns

The kindest and surest way of helping yourself, therefore, is to find a dog.

When an 80-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it's hard to feel sad.”

Kristan Higgins

You’re smiling just thinking about it, aren’t you?

Tips to put friendship quotes to good use.

When you find the perfect friendship quotes for your friends, you instantly want to share them. Take a moment to think about these creative ways to make the impact of your friendship quotes last.

Exercise: consider your audience.

Most friends are in touch with us by phone, via text, on social media, and in groups we mutually belong to.

Your favorite friendship quotes will make more impact if you choose the delivery method that your friends will remember.

Do you have a friend who never answers calls, but always answers texts? Do you have another friend who loves a little attention at work?

Consider these options and choose the best for each friend:

Adobe Express can help.

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