20 Amazing Quotes to Celebrate Our Friends

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Besties. BFF’s. Life-long friends.

Friend is such a wonderful and endearing term.

The good Lord created us as relational beings, first with Him, then with others. So it makes since to not only understand the importance of friends in our lives, but to also celebrate friendship.

But what does true friendship look like? And how does it play a practical role in our lives? 

So to answer these questions, I put together a list of some pretty amazing quotes on friendship. 

Amazing Friendship Quotes

(1.) “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

(2.) “Real spiritual friendship is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love, and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.” ― Timothy Keller

(3.) “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ― Helen Keller

(4.) “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” ― Walter Winchell

(5.) “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

Inspirational Quotes About Friends

(6.) “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” ― Zig Ziglar

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(7.) “A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” ― Heidi Wills

(8.) “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” ― William Shakespeare

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

(10.) “True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.” ― Henry David Thoreau

Friendship Quotes From the Bible

(11.) [ David and Jonathan’s Friendship ] “As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.” ― 1 Samuel 18:1

(12.) “The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.” ― Psalm 25:14

(13.) “A friend loves at all times.” ― Proverbs 17:17a

(14.) “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” ― Jesus, John 15:13

(15.) “I have called you friends.” ― Jesus, John 15:15b

(16.) “And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness’—and he was called a friend of God.” ― James 2:23

Friend Quotes From Movies And Songs 

(17.) “You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.” ― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

(18.) “Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.” ― It’s a Wonderful Life

(19.) “Only a true friend would be that truly honest.” ― Shrek

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(20.) “I get by with a little help from my friends.” ― The Beatles

Now it’s your turn. Which friendship quote struck a cord with you? Or, what other quote would you add?

*All Scripture ESV.

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Karen Friday

Whether the spoken or written word, Karen thrives in moving an audience to experience laughter, tears, surprise, and deep reflection. She not only possesses an affection for words (just ask her family), but she also cherishes God’s Word. Karen is an award-winning writer who has published both devotions and articles with a mission to know Jesus more and make Him known. She contributes to several national sites while she works on her first non-fiction book. In the blogging world, she is referred to as “Girl Friday” where she shares a central message: you are never far from hope. And she considers her life as a pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader a sacred calling. Karen and her husband Mike reside in East Tennessee and have two grown children and two grandchildren. The entire family is fond of the expression, “TGIF: Thank God it’s Friday.” They owe Monday an apology. Connect with her blog community, Hope is Among Us.

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21 comments

  1. I’m quirky and don’t make friends easily, but I’m grateful for my small circle of friends who love me for who I am. My best friend once commented that our idiosyncrasies are in sync. Love this article and reminder of how precious my friends are.

    1. Hey Candice, that’s a great line from your best friend about idiosyncrasies being in sync. And while making friends may not come easily for most people, long-lasting friendships are born in authenticity…staying true to who we really are. Thanks for commenting.

    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I’ve always liked this quote from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It truly shows how friends are meant to lift our spirits and encourage us. “Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.” ― It’s a Wonderful Life

  2. This is the one for me:
    “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” ― Zig Ziglar

  3. I like so many of these quotes, Karen. I can’t pick just one fave. But knowing what Jesus did as a friend to us kind of blows my mind. His stepping down from glory, His sure focus on His reason for coming, His commitment to His plan to die, the compassion in His eyes through all of the internal and external pain. All this has a basis in friendship. Amazing!

    1. Stephen, I agree. There’s no greater love, no greater friend, and no greater friendship than selflessly laying down all one possesses and one’s own life as Jesus did for us. It is so mind-blowing!

    1. Hi Stephen, thank you for your comment. “The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.” ― Psalm 25:14

  4. I love the beautiful friendship reflected in this verse: “As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.” ― 1 Samuel 18:1. To me it captures what Jesus said: that we should love others AS OURSELVES. Our souls are knit together!

    1. Exactly, Jessica! Jonathan loving David as his own soul does capture loving others as we love ourselves. Good insight. Thanks for contributing to the conversation!

  5. Karen, there is so much truth about friendships in each of these quotes. The one by Zig Ziglar resonates with me. When we get our eyes off of ourselves and place them on others, that’s when authentic relationships can begin.

    And the C.S. Lewis quote makes me smile every time I read it. 🙂

  6. I really appreciate these quotes on friendship. Friends are so important as we travel the path of life together.

  7. Karen, what a powerful teaching about friendship! Yes, the Lord made us as relational beings, for we are made in God’s image – God the Father, God the Son, God the Spirit – in perfect triune unity. And what a blessing it is to have Godly Christian friends. These are the rare few who help us grow closer to Christ. I treasure these relationships deeply. What a gift!

    1. Melissa, thank you! And, yes, even the trinity have fellowship and unity with each other. Appreciate you reminding me. Godly friendships are simply the best because we are kindred-spirits on the same journey.

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