Friends are people in our lives who make our lives beautiful. These aren’t people we are related to. These are people we meet in life who choose to be there for us and make our lives worthwhile. See below for what some famous people have to say about friendship.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Thomas J. Watson
Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
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.
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Carl W. Buechner
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
William Butler Yeats
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that
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.
It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.
A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.
A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.
We weren’t sisters [or brothers] by birth, but we knew from the star, fate brought us together to be sisters [or brothers] by heart.
A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.
Best friends are the people in your life who make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better.
Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.
There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.
A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.
Woodrow T. Wilson
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have
A friend who is far away is something much nearer than the one who is at hand.
No friendship is an accident.
Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.
Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Jess C. Scott
Friends are the family you choose.
Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.
A sweet friend refreshes the soul
Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.
There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.
A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart.
A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because of space separation
Donna Lynn Hope
As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.