Sometimes, remembering how valuable your friendships are can really help make sure the relationship doesn’t grow stale. Keep your true friends in mind as you read these quotes to see which ones relate to your friendship.

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ― A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ― Bob Marley

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” ― Sarah Dessen

“Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.” ― Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” ― Cicero

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”
Bette Midler

 “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“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

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”
Sylvia Plath

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain

“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” ― Richard Bach

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” ― Jim Henson 

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Grayson

“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.” ― Arnold H. Glasgow

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ― Aristotle

“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

“The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.” ― Jay McInerney

“A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.” ― Grace Pulpit

“Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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

 “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.” ― Ally Condie

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.” ― Charles Caleb Colton

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .’” ― C. S. Lewis

“You can always tell a real friend:  when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.” ― Laurence J. Peter

“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” ― William Shakespeare

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” ― Marlene Dietrich 

“Friends are relatives you make for yourself.” ― Eustache Deschamps

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ― Elbert Hubbard

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” ― Flavia Weedn

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