Sometimes the comparison game can get tough when you sit back and analyze the people in your life. It's always important to focus on the true friendships you've been given and quality over quantity, as my mom says. Whether you have lots of people in your life, or just one person, other than God, who you can lean on during the hardest thing you've ever gone through, recognize that what you have is special. No one in the rest of the world looks out for you like them. The meaning of friendship has nothing to do with how many nights you get invited out to parties or dinners. None of that matters in the darkest periods where you need someone at your most vulnerable. You don't have to be Aristotle to understand that friendship is special. Like a four-leaf clover or a quick work week.
Whether you're looking at old friends or new friends, sweet friends or salty ones, take a look at these best friend quotes to make you appreciate the real friends you have in your life. (William Shakespeare, C.S. Lewis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Bill Watterson also have some good material). The greatest gift you can give yourself is surrounding yourself with people that care about you through thick and thin. Here are the best friendship quotes the world has to offer.
1. LeAnn Rimes
"Every girl needs a good friend and a glass of wine"
2. Jane Fonda
"Women's friendships are like a renewable source of power."
3. Helen Keller
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
4. Jim Morrison
"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself."
5. Henry David Thoreau
"Friends...they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams."
6. Anna Taylor
"Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them."
7. Robert Louis Stevenson
"A friend is a gift you give yourself."
8. Oprah Winfrey
"If you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal."
8. Charles Lamb
"Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected."
9. Meghan Markle
"If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?"
10. Eleanor Roosevelt
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
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