71 Quotes about True friendship and Fake Friends

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils.


I think without friends no one can live. I’m lucky to have friends with whom I can talk to anytime. Often, they are the ones who give me the necessary energy for the day. For them we have gathered a series of 71 quotes about true friendship.

They can also be used as statues about friendship on Facebook or other networks.

I hope you inspire these quotes and pass them on.

71 Quotes about True friendship (Friendship status)

  1. No one can live without friends, even if he masters all the goods of the world. –  Aristotle
  2. Friends are the family you choose. – Jess C. Scott
  3. The essence of true friendship is the indulgence of someone’s little mistakes. – David Storey
  4. Do not break the thread of a friendship, for even if you do it again, the knot remains. –  Octavian Paler
  5. Friendship marks a life more than love; love risks to degenerate into obsession, friendship is never more than “to share”. – Elie Wiesel
  6. Friendship is a soul in two bodies. –  Aristotle
  7. True friendship occurs when the silence between two people is comfortable. – David Tayson Gentry
  8. The real pleasure is to sit with someone at the table. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  9. The agreement of the way to think brings forth friendship. – Democritus
  10. There is always a small void in the most complete friendships, as in the egg. – Jules Renard
  11. Beware of the enemy’s friendship and the friend’s enmity.  – Nicolae Iorga
  12. Friendship is the only antidote to hate, it is the only guarantee for peace. – Buddha 
  13. A friend is a gift you give yourself. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  14. A friend, when he is a man, is surpassing a brother. – Homer
  15. The surefriend knows you in unsafe circumstances.   –  Cicero 
  16. One of the most beautiful qualities of a true friendship is to understand and be understood. – Seneca
  17. Friendship is harmonious equality. – Pythagoras
  18. When you have made fortune because of the good services of a friend, the healthiest advice is to get rid of him. –  Henry Fielding
  19. Getting your friends to be like a school and talking to them, learning. Make your friend a teacher and unite through him the benefits of intuition with the pleasure of conversation. – Baltasar Gracian
  20. Friendship rejoices in joys and halves troubles. – Francis Bacon
  21. Do not offend your boyfriend, borrowing him merits given by us. – Rabindranath Tagore
  22. The dog would be man’s best friend if he had a parallel. – Miguel de Unamuno
  23. A friend of interest is more dangerous than an enemy. – Constantin Alexandru Rosetti
  24. A man can not talk to his son except as a father; his wife, rather than husband; his enemy, than in proper terms; while a friend can talk to them as the situation requires, not the way it suits the person. – Francis Bacon
  25. Friendship is the hardest thing to explain. It’s not something you can learn at school. But if you have not learned what friendship means, you have not learned anything. – Muhammad Ali
  26. Friendship does not resist either offense or defeat. She dies. – Titu Maiorescu 
  27. Friendships conditioned by common sufferings are the most gentle and resilient. – Tudor Arghezi
  28. There are no friends in politics, there are only political friends. –  Titu Maiorescu
  29. Friendship is primarily mutual peace and the flight of spirit above the vulgar details. –  Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  30. Friendship is the most precious of man. No friendship is not love, no love is not friendship. –  Goethe
  31. A friend, when he is a man, is surpassing a brother. –  Homer
  32. A good book replaces a friendship, a friendship can not replace a book. – Vasile Conta
  33. There’s no point in begging for friendship. – Antoine de Saint Exupery
  34. A friend is a person with whom I can be honest. In front of him I can think aloud. –  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  35. Friend is the one with which you can remain quiet. –  Camillo Sbarbaro
  36. It’s more shame not to trust a friend than to be deceived by him. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  37. Your friend has a friend, and that friend of your friend also has a friend, so be discreet. –   Talmud
  38. A friend is a person who knows everything about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard
  39. Do not judge people after those with whom they gather. Do not forget that Judas had irreplaceable friends. – Ernest Hemingway
  40. A friend is called the man who helps you without the verb being followed by an occasional complement of time or place or way. –   Nicholas Steinhardt
  41. Friendship is brother and sister, two souls touching without confusion, two fingers of the same hand. –   Victor Hugo
  42. Friendships are like money: easy to make and hard to keep. – Samuel Butler
  43. Having a friend is more vital than having an angel. – Nichita Stanescu
  44. My friends are not many, but they are countless. – Nichita Stanescu
  45. Many people want to go with you when you’re in the limousine, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limousine broke down. – Oprah Winfrey 
  46. You know you’ve just finished reading a good book if after returning the last page you feel like you’ve lost a good friend. – Paul Sweeney
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  48. A friend resembles a coat. You have to leave him before he’s used up. If not, he leaves you. –  Jules Renard
  49. A friend in power means a less friend. –   Henry Adams
  50. The only pricey friendship is the one that was born without cause. –  Arthur van Schendel
  51. Anyone can empathize with a distressed friend, but it takes a real friendship to admire and enjoy someone’s success. – Oscar Wilde
  52. A friend is someone who knows you the way you are, understands what you have been, accepts what you have become and gently lets you grow up. –  William Shakespeare
  53. The language of friendship is not words but meaning. – Henry David Thoreau 
  54. A friend is someone who has the same enemies as you. –   Abraham Lincoln
  55. It’s good to be sorry for the misfortunes of your friends, but it’s better to help them. –  Voltaire
  56. Friendship is a big ship to lead two in beautiful weather, but only one when bad weather. –  Ambrose Bierce
  57. A real friend gets your hand and touches your heart – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  58. Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. –  Sun Tzu
  59. Friends are relatives that you do for yourself. – Eustache Deschamps
  60. A friend, when he is a man, is surpassing a brother.  Homer
  61. I do not know why I’m writing to you. I feel that I very much need a friendship to entrust to me the things that happen to me. Maybe I’m even writing to myself. – Antoine de Saint Exupery
  62. Nothing, ever, will replace the lost comrade. Because you can not create old comrades. – Antoine de Saint Exupery
  63. We only know what we tame. And people do not have time to know anything. Buy things done by merchants. And as there are no merchants, people no longer have friends. – Antoine de Saint Exupery
  64. To wish a friendship is a quick job. Friendship, however, is a baking fruit. – Aristotle
  65. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. These are the charming gardeners who make our souls bloom. – Marcel Proust
  66. The friends that matter are the ones you call at 4 am and I answer you. – Marlene Dietrich
  67. There will always be people who will hurt you, so you have to keep your trust and just take more care of who you trust and the second time. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  68. Friendship is not necessary. It’s like philosophy or art. It has no real value in our lives. Instead, it’s something that gives value to our lives. – CS Lewis
  69. A friend of interest is more dangerous than an enemy.  Constantin Alexandru Rosett
  70. Friendship is first and foremost mutual peace and the flight of spirit above the vulgar details.  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  71. Getting your friends to be like a school and talking to them, learning. Make your friend a teacher and unite through his use of the instruction with the pleasure of conversation. –  Baltasar Gracian

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