A collection of quotes on friendship.


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.” 

Charles Dickens


"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature."

Jane Austen


“No friendship is an accident.”

O. Henry


“I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”

Oscar Wilde


“There are no strangers, only friends you have not met yet.”

W.B. Yeats


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

C.S. Lewis


"More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery."

Thomas Traherne


“When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.”

W. Somerset Maugham


“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”

William Blake


“The distant soul can shake the distant friend's soul and make the longing felt, over untold miles.”

John Masefield


"No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship."

Francis Marion Crawford


"Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance."

Rabindranath Tagore


“One friend is always sacrificed to the other in friendship.”

Jules Verne


“It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.”

Jules Verne


"Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends."

Virginia Woolf


"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth."

Robert Southey


"The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired."

Robert Southey


"To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved."

George MacDonald