Taking the time to evaluate the people you call friends is something we all need to do now and again.
Are your friendships supporting and building you, or are they holding you back? Sometimes we develop friendships because they’re convenient, or hold on to dying ones because they’re old. For those who can and have cut those unhealthy friendships out of their lives, these quotes about real friendship will ring true. For those who are surrounded by friends but find themselves unsupported and uninspired, let these be words of wisdom to consider. No matter how many friends you have, keep these qualities in mind when choosing who comes and goes in your life!
Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it.
A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.
The one who doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, but tells you what you need to hear. Keep that.
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
Friends become our chosen family.
A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else.
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.
Sometimes you meet a person and you just click – you’re comfortable with them, like you’ve known them your whole life, and you don’t have to pretend to be anyone or anything.
Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship too.
Best friends make the good times better and the hard times easier.
Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.
Making a friend and maintaining a friendship are two different things.
The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.
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 antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
A good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you write them.
Best friends are people who make your problems their problems, just so you don’t have to go through them alone.
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.
Sometimes your circle decreases in size, but increases in value.
Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can’t pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while.
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