75 Adult Friendship Quotes Your Friends Will Love

As we get older, and life gets a heck of a lot busier, it’s easy to not spend as much time with our friends as we’d really like. Over time, that absence can turn into awkwardness. What can you do to rectify this situation? You can turn to this page of Adult Friendship quotes for starters.

Keeping friendship going as adults is hard work, a lot harder than it was making friends at school. Everyone has their own hectic life now. If we don’t nurture those people in our lives, they’re going to be gone before we know it. 

Let’s get started with your Adult Friendship quotes.

Soulful Adult Friendship Quotes

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” – Markus Zusak

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

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

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

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.” – John Evelyn

“Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.” – Greg Tamblyn

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

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

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” – Elie Wiesel

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

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.” – Baltsar Gracián

“Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.” Edwin Arlington

“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

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

“Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.” – Alexander Dumas

“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.” – George Santayana

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Seneca

Touching Adult Friendship Quotes

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

“I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.” – Katherine Mansfield

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

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich

“When old friends get together, everything else fades to insignificance.” – Robert Lynn Asprin

“When we are old, our friends find it difficult to please us, and are less concerned whether we be pleased or not.” – Jonathan Swift

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

“T’is the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” – Charles Lamb

“Old friends and old wine are best.” – German Proverb

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.” – Sylvia Plath

“You don’t have to have anything in common with people you’ve known since you were five. With old friends, you’ve got your whole life in common.” – Lyle Lovett

“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.” – Oscar Wilde

“Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

“Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.” – Steve Maraboli

“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” – Anna Taylor

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

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

“Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.” – Doe Zantamata

“There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.” – Henry Ford

“The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.” – Arthur Brisbane

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” – Bill Watterson

Inspiring Adult Friendship Quotes

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

“A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” —Len Wein

“There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.” – William Hazlitt

“A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.” – Simon Sinek

“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?” – Eugene Kennedy

“You can always tells a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.” – Laurence J. Peter

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘You too? I thought I was the only one.’” – C. S. Lewis

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali

“Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.” – Dean Koontz

“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” – John Leonard

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” Samuel Butler

“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will forced you to level yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson

“Friends are like stars, they come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow.” – Roxy Quiksilver

“Find a group of people who will challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” – Aristotle

“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

“A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” – Lois Wyse

“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” – Shanna Rodriguez

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

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” – Plutarch

“Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius

“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.” – Truman Capote

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson

When you’ve got deadlines, responsibilities to family and career aspirations filling up your schedules, time with friends can end up lower down the list of the priorities. What could you say to each of them to let them know you still love them? These Adult Friendship quotes are exactly what you need.

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