True Friends


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

Walter Winchell

2. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.

Elisabeth Foley

3. “We’re born alone, we live alone, we d-i.e alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.

Orson Welles

4. “A true friend is the best Possession.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

5. “Make a friend when you don’t need one.

Jamaican (on friendship)

6. “Keep your friendships in repair.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

7. “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

8. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.


9. “Hold a true friend with both your hands.

Nigerian Proverb

10. “Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

Mencius (c.371-289)

11. “The wise man learns more from his enemies than the fool does from his friends.

Baltasar Gracián

12. “Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends.

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

13. “To have a few amazing friends on this side of eternity, this sometimes grotesque amusement park is the greatest joy.

Ann Lamott

14. “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.

Octvaia Butler

15. “Who is mighty? He who makes an enemy into a friend.

Hebrew (on friends and foes)

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

17. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Khalil Gibran

18. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.

Woodrow Wilson

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

Elie Wiesel

20. “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

21. “Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.

Robert Brault

22. “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

23. “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 Glasgow

24. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.

Helen Keller

25. “Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.


26. “Friendship increases by visiting friends but visiting seldom.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

27. “No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

28. “Little friends may prove great friends.

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)


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