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100 Short Friendship Quotes for all Your BFFs

Friendship is a wonderful gift that can be formed any time and any place. Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. They touch our hearts in a way that can never be forgotten, and they impact the world around us in a meaningful way. To summarize friendship in just a few words, we’ve gathered all the best short friendship quotes. If you’re struggling to find a quote to give your friend or best friend, look no further.

Best Short Friendship Quotes

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

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

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

People in a field with short friendship quote by Keller

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

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

“The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.” — David Storey

“Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.” — Tahar Ben Jelloun

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

Two drinks from above with short funny friendship quotes by Marlene Dietrich

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

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

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

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

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

“True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend” ― Faye Hall

Couple making heart with hands with short best friend quotes by Hall

“God made us best friends because he knew our moms couldn’t handle us as sisters.”

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

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

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

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

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

“A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.”

“You don’t have to be crazy to be my friend. I’ll train you.”

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

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

Dog and cat friends with short funny friendship quotes

“True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.”

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

“I love that our effortless friendship fits perfectly with my laziness.”

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

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

“We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing home.”

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

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

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

“A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.” — Sarah Valdez

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

Friends on a riverbank with short friends quotes by Buscaglia

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” — Maria Shriver

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

“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.”

“A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.” — Kahlil Gibran

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

“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”  — Maya Angelou

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” ― Jim Morrison

People jumping at sunset with short quotes about friends by Morrison

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

“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

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Dumbledore

“Friendship is not something that you seek but something that finds you.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“If you are ever lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go.” — Matthew Gray Gubler

“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

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

Two people having picnic with cute short quotes for friends by Aquinas

“Everyone you meet knows something you don’t know but need to know. Learn from them.”  — C.G. Jung

“A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” ― Frank Crane

“Be genuinely interested in everyone you meet and everyone you meet will be genuinely interested in you.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” — A. A. Milne

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

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer

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

“True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” — Nicole Richie

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

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

“We weren’t sisters [or brothers] by birth, but we knew from the start…fate brought us together to be sisters [or brothers] by heart.”

“True friends are always together in spirit.” — L.M. Montgomery

Person and dog sitting by lake with short BFF quotes by Montgomery

“A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart.”

“Distance means so little, when someone means so much.” — Tom McNeal

“As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” — Donna Lynn Hope

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

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

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” — Francesco Guicciardini

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

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” — Oscar Wilde

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

Three friends holding hands with short quotes on friendship by Langenhaoven

“A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because of space separation.” — John Newton

“If you have but one friend, make sure you choose her well.” ― Muriel Barbery

“Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity.” ― Santosh Kalwar

“Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.” ― Pierce Brown

“Everyone has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend.” ― Marian Anderson

“What is love? two souls and one flesh; friendship? two bodies and one soul.” ― Joseph Roux

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

“True friends are always together in spirit.” ― L.M. Montgomery

“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

“True friends fiercely debate issues and still walk away as friends.” ― Frank Sonnenberg

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

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

“True friends walks in when the rest of the world has walked out.” ― Walter Winchell

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

4 friends with short true friends quotes by Mercree

“A true friend makes your problem their problem.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

“The friend that always finds time to spend with you without consulting his or her calendar is a true friend.” ― Ellen J. Barrier

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Friend Captions, Girl’s Night Captions, Girl’s Night Quotes, Girl’s Trip Captions, Deep Captions, Positive Captions, Laughing Captions and Captions for Girls.

Shortest Quotes for Friends

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

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

“No friendship is an accident.” — O. Henry

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

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”

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

Row of girls with shortest quotes on friendship by Mencius

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

“Love is friendship set on fire.” — Jeremy Taylor

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

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

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.” — Tennessee Williams

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

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

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

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

“Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.”

Two hikers with cute short friend quotes

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

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” — Misty Copeland

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

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

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

“Talk between women friends is always therapy…” ― Jayne Anne Phillips

“The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.” — Ann Kaiser Stearns

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

Short Sayings About Friends

We will always be best friends until we are old and senile. Then we can be new friends.

Nothing to see here, just some friends being themselves..

Making memories with you is my favorite thing to do.

When I say I won’t tell anyone, my best friend doesn’t count.

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

Moonrise with friend sayings

Alexa, play “True Friend” by Hannah Montana.

Friends knock on the door. Best friends walk into your house and start eating.

You are my best friend because I wouldn’t dare be this weird with anyone else.

We don’t see any competition.

Friends until the very end — and then some.

You’re the dip to my chip.

Good times, any time you need a friend.

Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house just to take a nap.

I don’t know what’s tighter, our jeans or our friendship.

Friends come and go like waves of the ocean, but the true ones stick like an octopus on your face.

The Romy to my Michele.

Friends pick us up when we fall down and if they can’t, they lie down with us and listen for a while.

I never let my best friend do stupid things…alone.

Besides chocolate, you’re my favorite.

People at beach with funny friend sayings

Best friend: the sister you choose.

You are my best friend because I wouldn’t dare be this weird with anyone else.

Is there anything better than being with you?

True friends don’t judge each other. They judge other people together.

You are my sunshine on a rainy day.

If you aren’t somewhat crazy in the head, I’m afraid we can’t be friends.

No friendship is an accident.

Never let your friends feel lonely… disturb them all the time.

If you don’t own matching shirts, are you really friends?

If I send you my ugly selfies, our friendship is real.

We’re the same kind of weird.

My bestie is my confidante, therapist and best shopping partner.

Friends ‘till the end.

People with friend captions for Instagram

God made us best friends because He knew our moms couldn’t handle us as sisters.

I love that I don’t have to act socially acceptable around you.

Very pretty, and we sure know how to run things.

You drive me crazy, but I love it.

Friends knock on the door. Best friends walk into your house and start eating.

We all have that one friend who never learned how to whisper.

Best friends don’t care if your house is clean. They care if you have food.

Me and my best friend can communicate just with facial expressions.

Every tall girl needs a short best friend.

On Wednesdays, we wear pink.

Life is better with friends.

You simply cannot do epic things with boring people.

When I say I won’t tell anyone, my best friend doesn’t count.

Real queens fix each other’s crowns.

Behind every successful woman is a best friend giving her crazy ideas.

When my best friend and I first met, we were both like, “You’re really weird.”

Your vibe attracts your tribe.

What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine.

I’d even send you the photos I look bad in.

F is for friends who do stuff together.

People with Christmas party with friends captions

Together, we’re unstoppable.

Best friend? Nah. She’s my sister.

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

Just remember, if we get caught, you’re deaf and I don’t speak English.

You and me? We’re like a really small gang.

So there you have it! We hope you were able to find the short best friend quote you were looking for.

Woman holding up a clear chunk of ice on the beach

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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