70 Quotes About Love And Friendship

A true friendship adds value to your life.  Whether your friend is close to you or far away, they are always close to your heart.  Some friendships cross over into a feeling of love and appreciation for who that person is.  A friend can even be thought of as a sister, brother, and a part of the family.  

These 70 quotes about love and friendship express how valuable and important it is in one’s life.


Love is a friendship set to music

Joseph Campbell


I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning

Victor Hugo


Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness




A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same

Elbert Hubbard


The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?

Henry David Thoreau


Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer

Jean de la Fontaine



Friends are relatives you make for yourself

Eustache Deschamps


Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away

Elbert Hubbard


Friendship is the purest love

Osho, Light On The Path

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A true friend is someone who will always love you — the imperfect, the confused, the wrong you — because that is what people are supposed to do



quotes about love and friendship


Best friends going into a relationship is not much of a surprise anymore, because most relationships begin as friendships and grow into something more meaningful



Having a soulmate is not always about love. If you look carefully, you can find your soulmate in a friendship too



Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship

Lord Byron


The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege

Charles Kuralt



You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together

Nicholas Sparks


The best lovers are always the best of friends



Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good times and bad. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses

Ann Landers

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Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes

Friedrich Neitzsche


The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love

Hubert Humphrey


There would always be one person who could make every moment magical for you. The one who becomes your best friend and lover at the same time



The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable

Aidan Chambers


True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable

David Tyson Gentry


Friendship is one mind in two bodies



Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again

John O’Donohue


Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead. Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead

Anna Cummins


Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light

Helen Keller



I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar

Robert Brault


It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages

Friedrich Nietzsche


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

Elie Wiesel


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


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

Elisabeth Foley



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


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

Walter Winchell


In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed

Khalil Gibran

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A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile




There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met

Jim Henson


Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together

Woodrow T. Wilson


Friends are the siblings God never gave us



True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style

Nicole Richie



Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you

Misty Copeland


A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked

Bernard Meltzer


A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down

Arnold H. Glasgow


If you are ever lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go

Matthew Gray Gubler


The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing…not healing, not curing…that is a friend who cares

Henri Nouwen


A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself

Frances Ward Weller



When it hurts to look back and you’re afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there



Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend

Albert Camus


My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me

Henry Ford


Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl

Tahar Ben Jelloun



But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine

Thomas Jefferson


The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life

Chelsea Handler


Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship

Marilyn Monroe


Each new friendship can make you a new person, because it opens up new doors inside of you

Kate DiCamillo

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Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So conquer your fears and get out there

Tony Clark


There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance



There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound

Diana Cortes


A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because of space separation

John Newton


A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part



The most valuable gift you can receive is an honest friend

Stephen Richards


A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand

Kahil Gibran


quotes about love and friendship


Because everything of value that we will know in this life comes from our relationships with those around us. Because there is nothing material that measures against the intangibles of love and friendship

R. A. Salvatore


…while finding true love was one of the most splendid things that could happen to you in life, finding a friend was equally splendid

Felix J. Palma


Sometimes all you need is a walk with your friend with their arm around your shoulder

Garima Soni


We don’t need a lot of friends; just a few who are willing to stay true to our friendship

Avijeet Das


With so many friends and family, I am as rich as I ever could be

Amy Ritchie


A true friend who really loves you will never try to change you

Germany Kent


Works Cited


Friendship And Love Quotes (282 quotes) (goodreads.com)


120 Friendship Quotes Your Best Friend Will Love (proflowers.com)


75 Quotes about Love and Friendship 2022 (selfhelpingo.com)

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