15 Fantastic Quotes to Celebrate National Friendship Day

friendsThere are a lot of crazy "holidays" out there (e.g. National Be Late to Something Day is September 5), but today is one definitely worth celebrating -- National Friendship Day. Friends are such an important part of our lives that they deserve a special day. While family is great (usually), friends are people we choose to bring to into our lives because they support us, encourage us, and inspire us.

I'm fortunate to have some of the most incredible friends, and I can't imagine what I would do without them in my life. Some of them I speak with more often than others as we've moved repeatedly around the country, and some friendships have changed over the years, but I know they're always there, and I'm grateful for what they add to my life.


Whether you send an ecard to mark the day, make one yourself, or just dash off a simple email, today is a great day to take a few minutes to let your friends know how much you appreciate them. Here are 15 of the best friend quotes -- from funny to sappy -- to help inspire you.

1. A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

~ Elbert Hubbard

2. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

~ Arnold H. Glasow

3. A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.

~ Pam Brown

4. "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

5. "A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked."

~ Bernard Meltzer

6. One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim.

~ George Carlin

7. Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.

~ Margaret Walker

8. Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.

~ Anonymous

9. Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.

~ Anonymous

10. Good friends are like stars… you don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

~ Anonymous

11. A true friend is the one who walks in when others walk out.

~ Walter Winchell

12. A friend is someone who understands my past, believes in my future,
and accepts me just the way I am.

~ Anonymous

13. The only way to have a friend is to be one.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.

~ Anonymous

15. 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

Do you have amazing friends? Any quotes to add to this list?


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