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100 Meaningful True Friendship Quotes for that Real Friend Aesthetic

Friends are what make our world better and a true friend is someone who will celebrate, laugh and cry with through all that life gives you. If you are looking for true friendship quotes then this is the list for you. These are true friend sayings are for those friends who stick with you through thick and thin.

Our Favorite True Friendship Quotes

“True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.”

― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no other reason than because you are YOU.”

― Mandy Hale

“An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”

― E.A. Bucchianeri

“It was easy to be a friend when times were good. It was in hard times that true friends revealed themselves. Their friendship had been forged in the hottest of fires and fused them into family.”

― Karen Brooks

“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

“One has many more supposed friends when one is up than when one is down, because most people like to be with winners and shun losers. True friends are the opposite.”

― Ray Dalio

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

― Aurora

“True friendship is trading photos from toilets. It’s a willingness to be vulnerable and stupid and irreverent in a way that other people can’t accept and that you can’t accept from other people.”

― Mike Wehner

“The quality of a friend is one who can touch your heart and soul from across the world or across the room. Trust that person who can see through the sadness behind your smile. The one who can hear your words in your silence, can feel your love in your anger, trust them. They are your REAL, TRUE and PURE friends.”

― Angie Karan

“You never lose friends. Real ones will always stay – no matter what and the fakes, you don’t need anyways.”

― Wordions

Friends on a road trip with short best friend quotes

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

“When something serious happens in your life, something bad comes out of it but also something good. You get to see who is real. Who your true friends are, and who truly loves you. ”

― Angie Karan

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

Short True Friends Quotes

“True friends are always together in spirit.”

― L.M. Montgomery

“True and sincere one always remembers how to make you happy by doing little things.”

― Ghazala Muhammad Ali

“Bad times reveal what’s true!”

― Somya Kedia

“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

Row of girls with shortest quotes on friendship by Mencius

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

― Germany Kent

“True friends chop the onions and cry together.”

― Ljupka Cvetanova

“A true friend makes your problem their problem.”

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“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

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

― Ellen J. Barrier

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

― Peggy Noonan

“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

“It is during the most trying times in life that we get to see who our real friends are.”

― Germany Kent

Ocean waves and quotes about a real friendship by Kent

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

— Tahar Ben Jelloun

“A messy house is a must – it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you not your house!”

― Jennifer Wilson

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

— G. Randolf

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

— Helen Keller

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

— Tennessee Williams

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.” – Elie Wiesel

Ocean with deep short quotes about friendship by Elie Wiesel

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”

— Woodrow T. Wilson

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

― Elbert Hubbard

“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 knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”

— Donna Roberts

“Friends are the family you choose.“

— Jess C. Scott

“The best mirror is an old friend.”

― George Herbert

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

— Mohanlal

“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

Funny Quotes About True Friends

“You have to have one person in your life that you know would never do anything to steer you wrong. They may disagree with you. They could even break your heart, from time to time. But you have to have one person, at least, who you know will always tell you the truth. You need one person who, when the shit hits the fan, grabs your stuff, throws it in the suitcase, and gets you away from the Italian prince.”

― Taylor Jenkins Reid

“True caring friends are a gift; be careful not to tear the wrapping when you open it.”

― RJ Intindola

Footprints on a sand dune with funny quotes about true friends by Intindola

“First impression is not the last reflection of a true friend, so if you are head over heels for someone who just bought you a cake, you’d better think twice before devouring your misery.”

― Michael Bassey Johnson

“A poor person has few friends and few true friends but a rich man has lot of friends and few true friends. Ironically they always never believe and when this do it always too late. Bottom line if you are rich stay rich else you are in for tons to surprises!!!”

― Emmanuel Serenity

“Don’t hate people who show you what’s wrong with you. They are your mirror, they are your true friends.”

― C. JoyBell C.

“Only when you are in trouble do you realize who your true friends are… And, my dear, you will be surprised!”

― Charbel Tadros

Friends walking on road with funny friendship quotes by Sonnenberg

“Every true friend will inspire you to aspire so that you don’t expire before your time. From this book FRIENDSHIP 101”

― Wisdom Ogbuagu

“Part of the journey in life is slipping and falling along the way; in these times true friends are the ones who pick you up and dust you off.”

― Ken Poirot

Deep True Friends Quotes

“People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.”

― Michael Bassey Johnson

“When twilight drops her curtain down, And pins it with a star, Remember that you have a friend, Though she may wander far.”

― L.M. Montgomery

“If they left you in bad times, keep them away in good times.”

― Mitta Xinindlu

“Be the kind of a friend you would like to be with.”

― Amit Kalantri

Beach and ocean with quotes on deep friendship by Kalantri

“Success is complete only when it does not change who we are and neither pulls us away from our true friends.”

― Victor Bello Accioly

“True friends are not mirrors where we can always see ourselves reflected in a positive light.”

― Shannon L. Alder

“There are still some wonderful people left in this world! They are diamonds in the rough, but they’re around! You’ll find them when you fall down– they’re the ones who pick you up, who don’t judge, and you had to fall down to see them! When you get up again, remember who your true friends are!”

― C. JoyBell C

“You know that you’re a true friend when somebody says “But what about that wart on the end of his nose?” and your honest response is “What wart?”. You see true friends accept you for what you are, wart and all.”

― Jeffrey Michael

“I have got a couple of people by my side… on my fingertips! Very few… a limited quantity but trusted and unlimited quality.”

― Tahreem Rahat

“Loyalty is the mask of fake friends and reality is the face of true friends”

― Sir P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“A true friend is rare, a true friend is the best, a true friend is needed, like east needs west.”

― Matt Haig

Sunset on the ocean with best quotes on true friendships by Matt Haig

“In times of adversity, you will realize who is there for you. The struggle is real and those who walk with you with love, are honorable true friends. Be thankful for the friends and loved ones you’ve got.”

― Angie Karan

“The old you has been left behind to leave place for the new you. And it will be a new you that your new friends will admire, that your old friends will struggle to understand and that your true friends will learn to embrace.”

― Lauren Klarfeld

“True friends esteem you of greater worth than you feel deserving. False friends demand you prove that worth.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich

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

— Henry Ford

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

— Aristotle

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

— Candlelight Publications

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

— Sarah Valdez

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

― Sarah Dessen

“True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend”

― Faye Hall

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

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

— Helen Keller

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

― Almira Bastari

“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

“As you go through life’s rich tapestry, you realize that most people you meet aren’t fit to shine your shoes. It’s a sad fact, but it’s true. A good friend is someone who’d hide you if you were on the run for murder. How many of them do you know?”

― Lemmy Kilmister

“A true friend doesn’t have guts; they beat you up and later plead with you to beat them back.”

― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Remember who was there for you when you needed help.”

― Mitta Xinindlu

“The knives of betrayal and drama cut deep and hurt… but they also trim away the nonsense and reveal your true friends.”

― Steve Maraboli

“True friends are placed together for the purpose of accomplishing great achievements that help others.”

― Ellen J. Barrier

“True friends give a sense of security; accompanied by true friends, you need no longer play a role in your life.”

― Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. “

– Thomas Aquinas

Two red chairs with quotes about true friendships by Aquinas

“Our friends have a way of reminding us of how fabulous we are when the rest of the world has forgotten.”

― Mandy Hale

“… a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”

― E.A. Bucchianeri

“We find it when we’ve fallen down so hard, are downtrodden so low; and there is one true friend who picks us up; or one random person who takes us in! And we realize goodness was never in the places we thought it was! It was all along in the most humble of places: bound up in the heart of a true friend.”

― C. JoyBell C.

“Your mind can go ahead and imagine what it wants to imagine, but a true friend will always remain true, in spite of the false messages running through your mind.”

― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Some friends are more significant and important than other friends. A special friend can often change your life for the better. When you find such a person be sure to return the love and understand they have gifted you and your life.”

True Friend Sayings

A friend will help you move; a true friend will help you move a body.

A friend will bail you out of jail; a true friend will be sitting beside you.

“It is during the worst times of your life that you will get to see the true colors of the people who say they care for you.”

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

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

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

People jumping at sunset with sayings about true friendships

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

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

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

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

“A true friendship refreshes the soul.”

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

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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.

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