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100 Short and Cute Best Friend Quotes for that BFF Aesthetic

To have best friends is one of the most amazing gifts in life. Whether you connect over your sense of humor, career, family matters or about pretty much everything, sometimes it’s hard to express how important your besties are to you so we have this list of best friend quotes for when someone else said it best first.

Through these BFF quotes, you will be reminded how awesome it is to have such a wonderful friendship and how it is to be a best friend to others.

Our Favorite Cute Best Friend Quotes

“Friends are the family you choose.“ — Jess C. Scott

“It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” — Gina Barreca

“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” — Orson Welles

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” — Bill Watterson

Friends hiking with best friend quotes by Watterson

“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.” — Jacques Delille

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” — Arnold H. Glasgow

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” — Helen Keller

“One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.” — Mindy Kaling

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” — Alice Walker

“A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.” — Arthur Brisbane

“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

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. ” — Ray Bradbury

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?”  ― Meghan Markle

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” ― S.E. Hinton

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” ― David Tyson

“There is a reason why you are my best friend. Destiny.” ― Almira Bastari

Friends in a field with cute quotes for a best friend by Bastari

“Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.” ― Greg Tamblyn

“Life isn’t about having a thousand friends, it’s about finding the very few right ones you need.” — A.R. Asher

“How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.” ― Shel Silverstein

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” ― Elisabeth Foley

“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” ― Heidi Wills

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

“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.” ― St. Jerome

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” ― Walter Winchell

Friends sitting on grass with quotes for my best friend by Winchell

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” ― Plutarch

“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.” ― George Santayana

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.” ― Epicurus

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” ― Charles Lamb

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” ― Ed Cunningham

“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

“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” — Aristotle

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.“ ― Samuel Butler

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” ― Winnie the Pooh

“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

“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

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” ― Tennessee Williams

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” — Euripides

Two friends with BFF quotes by Euripides

“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.” — Oprah Winfrey

“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.” — William Shakespeare

“All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” ― Anna Taylor

“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

“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” ― Charles R. Swindoll

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Funny Friendship Quotes, True Friendship Quotes, Funny Friend Captions, Short Friendship Quotes and Friend Captions.

Short Best Friend Quotes for Instagram

“A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” ― Len Wein

“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“Best friends are life’s truth tellers.” ― T.J. Condon

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

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” ― Henry Ford

Friends on a road trip with short best friend quotes

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.” ― Ethel Barrymore

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” ― Elbert Hubbard

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” ― Confucius

“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” ― Donna Roberts

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” — Donald Miller

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” — Mencius

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” — Aristotle

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” — Brandi Snyder

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” — Woodrow T. Wilson

People lying on the grass with best friend ever quotes by Wilson

“‘We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” — A.A. Milne

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” — Thomas Aquinas

“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” — Charles Darwin

“Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust.” — Jesse Owens

“Where there are friends, there is wealth.” — Titus Maccius Plautus

Friends on a bench with best friends forever quotes by Plautus

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

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.” ― Socrates

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” — G. Randolf

“Friends are the family you choose.“ — Jess C. Scott

“The best mirror is an old friend.” ― George Herbert

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” – Helen Keller

People in a field with short friendship quote by Keller

“The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.” — Chelsea Handler

“Friendship is accepting a person with all their qualities — good and bad.” — Mohanlal

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” — Woodrow T. Wilson

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

“‘Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” — Charles Lamb

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

“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” — Donna Roberts

“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.” — Frances Ward Weller

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” ― Maxwell Maltz

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

Funny Quotes About Best Friends

“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 stabs you in the front.” ― Oscar Wilde

“A good friend will help you move. But best friend will help you move a dead body.” ― Jim Hayes

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

“Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” ― Anna Deavere Smith

Friends on beach with funny quotes about best friends by Smith

“Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.” ― C.J. Langenhoven

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.“ ― Markus Zusak

“Sometimes me think, ‘What is friend?’ Then me say, ‘Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.’” ― Cookie Monster

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

“The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.” ― Mark Twain

“Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.” ― Sicilian Proverb

“Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them.” — Candlelight Publications

BFF Quotes

“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.” — Baltasar Gracian

“Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold.” — Joseph Parry

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” — Seneca

Friends looking at a city with best best friend quotes by Seneca

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis

“The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” — Eugene Kennedy

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

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

“One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.” — Clifton Fadiman

“Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.” — Charles Kingsley

“A best friend is the one person that doesn’t leave you worse off by their actions or yours.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.” — Henry David Thoreau

“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

“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” — Washington Irving

“A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.“ — Lois Wyse

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” — Zig Ziglar

“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” — Thomas J. Watson

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” — Khalil Gibran

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” — Amy Poehler

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buechner

“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

“True friends chop the onions and cry together.” ― Ljupka Cvetanova

“Celebrate true friends. They are a part of you that always sparkles.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree

“Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk.” ― Peggy Noonan

“You’ll find yourself in a tough situation one day, and on that day only a true friend will soften the situation.” ― Aurora

“Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love.” ― Mandy Hale

Friends making a heart with hands and true friendship quotes by Mandy Hale

“In times of trouble, only true friends will still be with you.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

“A true friend who really loves you will never try to change you.” ― Germany Kent

“A true friend is someone you can count on no matter what.” ― Bohdi Sanders

“Hold on to those who are your true friends.” ― Debasish Mridha

“There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” ― Dodinsky

“Can miles truly separate you from friends…. If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” ― Richard Bach

“Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” ― Lamartine

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“Missing our friend is missing ourselves from the world.” ― Sashank Varma

Person standing on rocks with blue sky and I miss my best friend quotes by Varma

“I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.” ― Saint Augustine

“My dearest friend / Where have you been / I miss you very dearly / You always been / That very near and special friend.” ― Derek A. Chandler

“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

“Cherish those people who have the ability to touch you and still be thousands of miles from your presence.” ― Rachel Wolchin

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” ― Henry David Thoreau

Best Friend Sayings

“A best friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”

“Best friends are the people in your life who make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better.”

“We don’t talk every day and we don’t see each other often, but I know that if you’ll be always my side. I miss my best friend.”

“Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.”

“Best friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

Friends resting on a hike with best friend sayings

“We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much.”

“A true friendship refreshes the soul.”

“It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.”

“We are best friends. Always remember that if you fall , I will pick you up… after I finish laughing.”

“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.”

“Good friends don’t let you do stupid things… alone.”

“Best friends. Because if anyone else heard our conversations we’d end up in the mental hospital.”

“I think we’ll be best friends forever because we’re too lazy to find new friends.”

“A best friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.”

“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.”

So that’s our list! We hope you were able to find the perfect quote you were looking for.

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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