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These are some funny friendship quotes and sayings that may remind you of the kind of relationship you have with your closest friends. They say that friends are god’s way of making up for our families. You spend some of the best moments in your life with your friends – moments that you cannot imagine sharing with your family. You have done the silliest, the funniest and the most awkward things with them, things that you cannot even share with anyone else.

These quotations will not only bring a smile to your face, they will also remind you of the fun times you cherished with your best friends. Some well known folks and famous personalities have contributed to the collection below. Enjoy.

Friendship Quotes Funny

We’ll be friends until we’re old and senile…then, we’ll be new friends!
Unknown

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
Erma Bombeck

This is by far your worst idea ever…I’ll be there in 15 minutes.
Unknown

The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Mark Twain

We’ve been friends for so long I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence.
Unknown

Knowledge cannot replace friendship. I’d rather be an idiot than lose you.
Patrick to Spongebob

Good friends don’t let you do stupid things… alone.
Unknown

Humorous Friends Sayings

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places.
Mark Twain

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like, ‘What about lunch?’
A.A. Milne

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

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

It’s important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to the friendship that we are not.
Mignon McLaughlin

If you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal.
Oprah Winfrey

Funny Sayings

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin

Friends give you a shoulder to cry on. But best friends are ready with a shovel to hurt the person that made you cry.
Unknown

Whoever says Friendship is easy has obviously never had a true friend!
Bronwyn Polson

Real friends don’t get offended when you insult them. They smile and call you something even more offensive.
Unknown

Bests Friends. They know how crazy you are and still choose to be seen with you in public.
Unknown

Short Funny Friendship Quotes

A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find, lucky to have.
Unknown

I don’t know what’s tighter: our jeans or our friendship.
Unknown

Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice.
Otto von Bismarck

Friends buy you food. Best friends eat your food.
Unknown

Never let your best friends get lonely… keep disturbing them.
Unknown

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

Sayings About Friends

True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.
Emilie Saint-Genis

A friend to all is a friend to none.
Aristotle

Friends don’t let friends do stupid things… Alone.
Unknown

I don’t know what’s tighter, our jeans or our friendship.
Unknown

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Really Funny

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Linda Grayson

One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.
Marcelene Cox

A good friend will help you move. But a best friend will help you move a dead body.
Jim Hayes

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

We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much.
Unknown

Funny Best Friend

I don’t what’s tighter, our jeans or our friendship.
Unknown

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Virginia Woolf

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

When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, Damn, that was fun.
Groucho Marx – Learn more about Groucho

I think we’ll be friend forever because we’re too lazy to find new friends.
Unknown

I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
Ann Richards

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

Amusing Quotations on Being Friends

As your best friend I’ll always pick you up when you fall, after I finish laughing.
Unknown

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

We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.
William Somerset Maugham

Friendship is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warm feeling inside.
Unknown

I don’t need a psychiatrist to prod into my personal life and make me tell them all my secrets, I have my friends for that.
Unknown

Men kick friendship around like a football and it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it falls to pieces.
Anne Lindbergh

Having those weird conversations with your friend and thinking if anyone heard us, we’d be put in a mental hospital.
Unknown

I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends – they’re the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!
Warren G. Harding

Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.
Robert Brault

Friends come and go, like the waves of the ocean, but the true ones stay, like an octopus on your face.
Unknown

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The Irish are known for their many proverbs, blessings, and sayings. Valuing friendships above all else, the Irish have passed on many words of wisdom for generations. Here are some of the best Irish sayings about friends that capture the spirit of the Irish.

“A friend’s eye is a good mirror.”

“A toast to your coffin. May it be made of 100 year old oak. And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.”

“An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold on to one blade of grass and not fall on the face of the earth.”

“Friend of my soul, this goblet sip ’twill chase the pensive tear. ‘Tis not so sweet as woman’s lip but oh, ’tis more sincere.”

“If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… You’re lucky enough!”

“In Heaven there is no beer, that is why we drink it here.”

“Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.”

“May all the giant hearts be tall as day, may all your winter nights be warm as may.”

“May God bring good health to your enemies enemies.”

“May the dust of your carriage blind the eyes of your foe!”

“May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whiskey, but be afflicted with itching without the benefit of scratching.”

“May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.”

“May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight.”

“May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.”

“May the sons of your daughters smile up in your face.”

“May the wind at your back always be your own.”

“May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.”

“May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.”

“May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.”

“May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmothers teeth.”

“Praise the child and you praise the mother.”

“The future is not ours to know, and it may never be- so let us live and give our best and give it lavishly!”

“There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.”

“Two shorten the road.”

“Your feet will bring you where your heart is.”

Here is an entertaining video of Irish people trying to explain Irish phrases.

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Some friendships aren't meant to last a lifetime.

Ever dreaded hanging out with a friend you've known forever? You are not alone! Many of us have had at least one such friend who thinks that it is their moral duty to criticize us on what we wear, what we eat and even whom we date. These people make us feel like we’re always doing something wrong.

But when it comes to our actual needs from the friendship, they fail to deliver.


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In fact, fake friends and people we are in toxic relationships with never seem to be there to lend an ear or say something nice to uplift us. Yet, it seems like they are the first one in the line when it comes to criticizing us.

Ask yourself, does your friend only call you when they need you? Maybe they’re having a bad day and want you to make them feel better. But do they reciprocate? Do they make you feel as if you're too needy? Do they constantly play victim and does everything have to revolve around them for them to feel content?

If being in the presence of your friend starts to give you anxiety, or you can feel like you've started to resent them for their unkindness and you're having trouble standing up for yourself and your own needs, it may be time to consider cutting ties and ending your friendship altogether. 

Toxic relationships like these with fake friends have the potential to actually become emotionally abusive and detrimental to your own mental health.


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So to help you identify who in your life is there for you — and which fake friends are taking up space both figuratively and literally ... and need to go — we have gathered the best wise quotes about toxic relationships and moving on from fake friendships to help you let go.

These fake friend quotes will get you thinking about everything that is wrong in your friendship. And maybe, just maybe, you will take that final step and say goodbye to that toxic relationship, once and for all.


1. Do they come to you only when they need you?

They will ignore you until they need you. -Anonymous


2. Listen to what others say sometimes.

Such a disappointment when you defend someone for so long thinking they are different and they turn out to be just like what everyone said. -The Good Vibe


3. Do they accept you as you are and help you grow?

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


4. Are they fake?

I hate when people talk shit about each other then pretend they are best friends. You're fake and I hate you.- Anonymous


5. Do they drain you?

People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely. - Hans F. Hansen


6. Pay attention to how they treat you.

People may not always tell you how they feel about you, but they will always show you. Pay attention. - Keri Hilson


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7. Are they just taking advantage of you?

Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who's worth your kindness and who's just taking advantage. - Anonymous


8. Do they let you speak your truth?

The only people who are mad at you for speaking the truth are those people who are living a lie. Keep speaking the truth.


9. Do they give you that feeling?

Do you ever feel like you aren't even friends with some of your friends?


10. Do they even care enough?

Only those who care about you can hear you when you're quiet.


11. Did they betray you?

I trusted you and you betrayed me.


12. Does their friendship depend on convenience?

True friendship isn't about being there when it's convenient; it's about being there when it's not. - Anonymous


13. Do they forget you when they meet new people?

Making new friends shouldn't mean losing old ones.


14. Do they make you sad?

Friends are supposed to be there for you when you cry not the reason you cry. -Anonymous


15. Does it seem forced?

I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. - Joquesse Eugenia


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16. Maybe it's time to give up.

Sometimes you need to give up on people, not because you don't care but because they don't. - Jennifer Green, Winning While Losing: The Upside of Heartbreak


17. Do you feel uncomfortable sharing your weaknesses or showing your vulnerability to them?

Be careful who you share your weaknesses with. Some people can't wait for the opportunity to use them against you. - Anonymous


18. They don't care enough to ask.

It took me way too long to realize that you shouldn't stay friends with people who never ask how you're doing. - Drew Monson


19. Pay attention to their actions, not words.

When people treat you like they don't care, believe them. - Anonymous


20. Are they abusive?

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism. - E. W. Howe


21. Do they make you stressed out?

The people in your life should be a source of reducing stress not causing more of it. -Anonymous


22. Stay away from that negativity.

Certain people and their toxic energy can block you from expanding, elevating and vibrating higher. Detach and protect your energy. -Anonymous


23. You know they're toxic when the memories are better than the person standing in front of you.

Sometimes you miss the memories, not the person. -Anonymous


24. They don't like it when they can't make you feel bad.

Don't tell me I've changed, when in reality, I just stopped dealing with you.


25. Finally, maybe it's time to move on?

The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become. - Anonymous


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Quotable quotes from famous personalities give wise advice. If you heed these Most of the time, when we are unable to find an answer, we ask our friends. However, as our . Also Read: Best of William Shakespeare Quotes and Sayings .

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Following are the best friendship quotes and sayings with images. If you’re looking for quotes about best friends, true friendship or funny sayings – you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of top 80 inspiring quotes (with pictures) on this topic. Enjoy.

Top 80 Inspiring Friendship Quotes For Your Best Friend


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


“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard


“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


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


“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau


“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.”


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


“True friends are those rare people who come to find you in dark places and lead you back to the light.”


“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you”, and proved it.”


“A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face.”


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


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


“Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.”


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


“Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.”


“That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you – the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you – because that is what people are supposed to do.”


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


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


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


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


“Best friends share laughs, memories and inside jokes. They will always be honest and stand by your side no matter what. They wipe your tears, pick you up when you fall, and are forever a piece of your heart.”


“A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.”


“F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.”


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


“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.” – Henri Nouwen


“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.” – Mencius


“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas


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


“Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.”


“Best friends. Because of anyone else heard our conversations we’d end up in the mental hospital.”


“True friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when your facing problems.”


“All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox


“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” – Helen Keller


“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.” – Baltasar Gracian


“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” – Thomas Aquinas


“Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.” – Mariella Frostrup


“Friendship is essentially a partnership.” – Aristotle


“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” – Orson Welles


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


“Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.” – Epicurus


“Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.” – Namie Amuro


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


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


“Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.”


“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


“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.” – St. Jerome


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


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


“Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.” – Brooke Elliott


“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.” – Eustace Budgell


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


“The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.” – Steven Pinker


“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” – Charles Darwin


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


“You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.” – Elizabeth Taylor


“Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” – Anna Deavere Smith


“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf


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


“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


“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


“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” – Francesco Guicciardini


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


“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


“Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.” – Max Jacob


“Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.” – George Washington


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


“True friends stab you in the front.” – Oscar Wilde


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


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


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

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