Every friendship can be unique in its own way. However, all true friendships have a few common traits and they are all revealed in the following true friendship quotes.
First of all, a true friend is loyal. They don’t switch sides whenever it feels more convenient. A real friend will never bail on you because they have something more interesting to do.
They become your “go to person” because you know you can trust them. You feel comfortable enough around them to say whatever you want to say. There’s no need to pretend in any way because they already know the real you and accept you just as you are.
When it comes to true friendship, you can enjoy some moments of silence with your bestie. You don’t always have to say something so that it doesn’t feel awkward. There are moments when you don’t have anything to share and it’s perfectly fine
True friendship is when you can always pick up right where you left off – no matter how long it’s been since you’ve seen each other.
Here are 30 true friendship quotes to appreciate the value of a real friend:
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
SENECA (more Seneca quotes)
True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.
MARK TWAIN (more Mark Twain quotes)
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
True friends are those rare people who come to find you in dark places and lead you back to the light.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
True friends stab you in the front.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.
In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.
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
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU (more Henry David Thoreau quotes)
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Picking a best friend who stands up for what she believes in, is true to herself and allows you to be yourself without judgement of how ‘cool’ you are? Well, now you’re picking a friend for life.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (more Eleanor Roosevelt quotes)
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON
True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.
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?
If you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal.
A true friend is forever a friend.
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 (more Muhammad Ali quotes)
You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.
ELIZABETH TAYLOR (more Elizabeth Taylor quotes)