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67+ Short Friendship Quotes [Images + FREE eBook]

Wondering what are some short sayings that can express your friendship well? Here is a list of the best short friendship quotes with images to live by and grow your relationships. A few words can go a long way towards building a lasting friendship with long time buddies or new acquaintances.

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Short Friendship Sayings and Pictures

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

short friendship quotes Mencius

Board Game Night with Friends:

Try inviting some friends over for a great time by holding a board game night. It’s fun and affordable. Tabletop games often encourage people to interact so it’s a great way to bring in acquaintances too. You can also look for a game cafe or coffee shop that has a number of different board games if you don’t want to worry about preparing and cleaning your house.

2. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” – Jean de La Fontaine

short friendship quotes Jean de La Fontaine

Play Video Games with Friends:

Video games are great at bringing people together and encouraging them to engage. You can either compete or play cooperatively against both human and AI opponents. We encourage playing in the same room where you can talk, and often yell, at each other. Some of our favorite games to play with friends include:

  • Mario Kart
  • Tetris Attack
  • Street Fighter

3. “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides

short friendship quotes Euripides

Send your friends a happy text:

A friendly “hello” or “how’s it going” can often go a long way to building a friendship. Sometimes we don’t know what other people are going through and a short message can significantly brighten someone’s day. Try just sending a few notes during your down time instead of browsing social media next time.

4. “If you have one true friend you have more than your share.” – Thomas Fuller

short friendship quotes Thomas Fuller

Re-connect with old pals:

It’s hard to stay in touch with old friends. This is especially true as we age and start having family, new friends, new hobbies, and often move away. Thankfully social media is a great way to see what people are doing and good channel to quickly say “hi” and catch up.

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

short friendship quotes Irish Proverb

Find a hobby to work on with friends:

Finding a few fun, healthy hobbies can give your friends a good excuse to meet up regularly. It’s even better if you can find a hobby that encourages self development such as exercise or sports. Some hobbies we feel are great at bringing people together include:

  • Sports
  • Arts and crafts
  • TV series parties (for when new episodes are released)
  • Board games
  • Cooking

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

short friendship quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson

Plan a trip together with friends:

Taking a short trip together with friends is a great way to build your relationship. Road trips are great since it gives you so much down time and forces conversation between riders. it’s also fun to take a trip to somewhere you’ve all never been before so that you can share this new experience together.

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7. “Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.” – Herodotus

short friendship quotes Herodotus

Go camping with your buddies:

Take a nature trip for a few days with friends. The refreshing new environment of the outdoors is great for many reasons including:

  • Fresh new scenery
  • Fresh air
  • Often silence being away from the city
  • Low Wi-Fi and internet connection which forces people to focus on each other and encourage communication

8.  “My friends are my estate.” – Emily Dickinson

short friendship quotes Emily Dickinson

Have friends over for dinner:

Cooking together is especially great if you have some time to spend with friends.  Spending a long meal together is one of the oldest, time tested ways of building a relationship. It’s how both family and friends come together and get to know each other. If you can spare a few nights a week to eat with friends, it will hopefully let you catch up with everyone a bit.

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

short friendship quotes Walter Winchell

Catch up on social media:

We know this is not the most intimate way to re-kindle a friendship or improve an on-going one. However, we believe that something is often always better than nothing. If you don’t have the time to call your friends or meet them up for an afternoon, then take a few minutes to leave them a nice comment on Facebook.

10. “The friendship that can cease has never been real.” – St. Jerome

short friendship quotes St Jerome

11. “Friends are the family you choose.” – Jess C. Scott

short friendship quotes Jess C Scott

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

short friendship quotes Jim Henson

13. “The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.” – Aristotle

short friendship quotes Aristotle

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

short friendship quotes Henry Ford

15. “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” – Abraham Lincoln

short friendship quotes Abraham Lincoln

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

short friendship quotes Mandy Hale

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

short friendship quotes Elbert Hubbard

18. “Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.” – Petrarch

short friendship quotes Petrarch

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

short friendship quotes wishing me well

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

short friendship quotes Henry David Thoreau

21. “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.” – Confucius

short friendship quotes Confucius

22. “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” – William Butler Yeats

short friendship quotes William Butler Yeats

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

short friendship quotes times of trouble

24. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln

short friendship quotes destroy my enemies

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

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26. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

short friendship quote Helen Keller

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Quotes to share with your best friends

Some quick and simple messages that you can share with your friends. Keep your friends close and treasure them because you’ll never know how long they will remain with you. Take some time out to remind them how important they are to you.

27. “Music really helps me. It’s like a best friend.” – El DeBarge

28. “A friend to all is a friend to none.” – Aristotle

29. “Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

30. “Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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

32. “Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.” – Socrates


33. “Cutting people out of your life is easy, keeping them in is hard.” – Walter Dean Myers

34. “In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.” – John Churton Collins

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

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

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

38. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” – Kahlil Gibran

39. “When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” – W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

42. “Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.” – Dorothy Parker

43. “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” – William James

44. “Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.” – Benjamin Franklin

45. “We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.” – Albert Einstein

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

47. “By chance we met, by choice we become friend” – Millie Huang

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

49. “Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.” – Aristotle

50. “You know a real friend? Someone you know will look after your cat after you are gone.” – William S. Burroughs

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

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

53. “Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.” – Jean de La Bruyère

54. “Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.” – Epicurus

55. “The most valuable gift you can receive is an honest friend.” – Stephen Richards

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

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

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

59. “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” – William Shakespeare

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

61. “Stay is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

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

63. “No friendship is an accident. ” – O. Henry

64. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens

65. “However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.” -Albert Einstein

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

67. “A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.” – Shannon l. Alder

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Let Your Friends Know You Love Them

It doesn’t take very long to remind your friends that you care about them Take a quick moment and send them a friendly message or a few quotes here about friendship if you can’t think of anything. Friendship takes effort and a small reminder here and there can go long way towards building a great relationship.

Hope you have some amazing friendships that are growing,