Explore the value of Friendship

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FRIENDSHIP QUOTATIONS
“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

“When being together is more important than what you do, you are with a friend.”

Connie McMartin

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

Helen Keller

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”

Misty Copeland

“Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.”

Henry Drummond

“Walk beside me and be my friend.”

Albert Camus

“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

“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 born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!"”

C.S. Lewis

“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”

William Arthur Ward

“Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.”

Rachel Naomi Remen

“There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be!”

Irish Proverb

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Your Comments
Maddy from Portland, OR, USA JUNE 19, 2016
Friendship is the true blessing of life. To know real friendship is to know gratitude, understanding, and boundless love.

Abhinandhan .koduru from nakrekal AUGUST 26, 2015
friend is the most power than the mother and child But,mother gives birth to child after we forward to friendship Because the mother best and friendship best

Abhinandan  AUGUST 26, 2015
friend is most power relation between mother and child

ram from hydrebad AUGUST 26, 2015
east and west friendship best

breanna AUGUST 25, 2015
friends are a big thing that happens in life and everyone deserves a best friend

NULL from NULL JULY 10, 2015
From my perspective, the friendship between two or more people is something I like to write about, and I also have friends online that I do my best to spend some time with when I get the chance... :)

Trish from Toledo Ohio  JULY 9, 2014
Dear Ann, I am touched by your comments as they reflect some of my own experiences. I don't think I have succeeded much in this area of friendship and I too am 60 years old this year. I think my deficit in making friends may have developed from a lack of trust in others and a feeling of not being worthy of their love. I have been limited by these internal pieces of my mind and heart all my life. I would like to develop close friends and have had opportunities but I have been unable to let my guard down and share myself with others. I am wondering if you have any thoughts on this matter? Or give any advice.

John G from New Jersey MAY 29, 2014
To Ann Harris from Detroit...Happy 60th birthday. There are many people who would love to be your friend. Don't be afraid to take the first step.

Emily from Hemet MAY 8, 2014
My friends are so awesome. I am so glad I have them:)

Dereck Allen from SSHS APRIL 28, 2014
I really liked this one

Dawn from DC MARCH 15, 2014
Ann Harris ... I'll be your friend. Join Facebook and request me as a friend. My name is dawn l. O'donnell. From Washington, D.C. Seriously.

ann harris from detroit mi MARCH 10, 2014
I will be 60 yrs old in june of 2014 and I don't have any friends I know that I am a very nice person I talk to peoples I got to church with peoples but I don't have any close friends and I would so much like to have some a friend that I could keep in touch with after the death of my husband five yrs ago my life in 24 hours of blank.but I want give up I know I one day I will have a good friend. on my 60th birthday I will celebrate it alone.

ajah'nae b. from seattle,wa FEBRUARY 14, 2014
friendship is power ;P

Jimmy Louis from Tamarac FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe

Todd Whitehead from Albany Georgia DECEMBER 4, 2013
These commercials are the best on TV to this date. I wish there were many more. You guys are the greatest.

christine from okala NOVEMBER 16, 2013
friendship is an everyday routine!

angelina bernos from georgia NOVEMBER 16, 2013
love friendship

neeraja from kerala NOVEMBER 9, 2013
friendship is a relation which is stronger than blood relation

jalin from chinquapin OCTOBER 15, 2013
it is a good thing we have friends!

kayla from sandpoil homes SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
i love freindship

rebeib from kathmandu,nepal SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
friendship is more precious than gold which cannot buy by other even how they try..

Leeann from CA AUGUST 22, 2013
A friend is loyal, trust worthy, caring, loving and ect,.... I have a friend who can cheer me up when i'm down, she also cares, she will ask whats wrong, and to me thats a friend. I am not giving her name due to internet safety because I know there are lots of older people (mostly men) who will try to look her up and thats not what a good friend would do. :) If you don't have any friend(s), then please introduce yourself to someone, and ask them to be your friend!;) -Leeann:)

shobha from mumbai AUGUST 19, 2013
Friendship is oxygen for our life

IVAN from VANS JUNE 24, 2013
WHAT EVER I AM OFFERED IN DEVOTION WITH A PURE HAERT,A LEAF,FRUIT,OR WATER I ACCEPT WIHT JOY

Haden from KS APRIL 4, 2013
Friends are one of the most important parts of life. Friends unlock the whole potential of life. They are the final piece to the puzzle.

Aiwa from China  APRIL 1, 2013
We can't live without friends.

Precious from Bristol PA MARCH 27, 2013
I think Friendship is a good thing you can make people feel good even if there down.Its always kind to be friendly to others even if they dont talk to you

Jason from MD FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Friends whether the storm with you and wouldn't have it any other way, friends are our mirror when we've neglected to look into one, friends network, share, respect each others opinion and keep family morals & values amogst each other.

Chloe Chipman from La Verkin FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Friends have been my life. Without them I would be very depressed. My friend Sarah has always been there no matter what. That is why friendships is so important.

D J from Ak FEBRUARY 16, 2013
There is a Friend that sticks closer than a brother,,,,,,

Carlos Fonseca from East Sahuarita FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Yes, I will!

joe from a house DECEMBER 18, 2012
Hi friend! You are awesome and great!

Kathleen from California NOVEMBER 26, 2012
"Side by side, or miles apart, friends are forever, close to your heart".

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins Ga SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Friends can help support us through a hard time.

Cora from Ohio AUGUST 23, 2012
Friendship is important.

benifa from dubai uae JULY 21, 2012
It was very nice to read all the values.

LaChonna from Akron MAY 17, 2012
I really like this video sometimes becuase it makes me want to cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Colby Hardison from Vernon, Texas MARCH 7, 2012
"To make a friend, you have to be a friend first" -Trueheart Bear

ALLEN from EL PASO FEBRUARY 5, 2012
FRIENDSHIP IS THE DEFINITION OF BEING THERE THROUGH HARSH TIMES, AT TIMES YOU WILL BE LOST BUT NEVER FORGET THAT ONE PERSON. IN THE BAD AND GOOD TIMES IS A FRIEND.

brooke terrance from akwesasne mohawk nation JANUARY 17, 2012
a true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart, a connection to life, a tie to the past, a road to the future and the key to sanity in a totally insane world.

Lorraine from Orlando,FLorida AUGUST 14, 2011
A best friend is one who gives you unconditional love, no matter what darkness you may be going through in your life, and won't ever abandon you because of your life circumstances at the moment. You just can't forget about true love. It's magical and can conquer all!

Faris Towfeeq from Madinah, Saudi Arabia JULY 30, 2011
Friendship is the continuous stream topping up the lake of life.

Dude from Canada MAY 24, 2011
A friend pushes you to do something you normally wouldn't think of doing. And in the end you find yourself not regretting it.

Bob Cooper from Aloha, OR, USA APRIL 21, 2011
The term "I am still here, aren't I" may seem like a cold reply from a friend, but I have found the saying to speak volumes. Friends come and friends go, but the ones that stay after the good times have passed and darker times have prevailed, through thick and thin and are still there to share dreams and ideas are by far the most valuable jewels you will ever have collected. Nurture them and you will share the rewards forever.

Raelyn from New York MARCH 24, 2011
Friendship is always being there for that person that is leaning on you. Friendship is never turning your back on someone. Friendship is sticking with them when the rest of the crowd has abandoned them. Friendship is the most precious gift you can give someone. Friends are my world.

Stephany from California MARCH 5, 2011
The definition of true friendship is my best friend. The friend whom you believe meets all your requirements to be the best friend you've ever had.

Himanshu Badjatya from Madhya Pradesh India FEBRUARY 17, 2011
I love my friends very much and at the end of life only friends are going to be with us.

Austin R. from Texas NOVEMBER 29, 2010
I think friendship is when a person knows what you did and still likes you and when you can trust them not to tell anyone anything.

augustine k from india,goa OCTOBER 23, 2010
Friendship! Isn't it the essence of the whole existence of human race! It is where two or more individual synchronize in one point irrespective of time, space and individual taste. Viva friendship!

Marcel Myrick-Johnson from New York, USA SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
Cause that's what friends do!

Carol J. from California, USA SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
You are a friend when a person can trust you with anything; they are a friend when they know everything about you and they love you anyway.

Haley M.C. from 33 Hallous Conway,AR 72032 SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
No one can underestimate the power of friendship!

Meghan H. from PA JUNE 1, 2010
I love Danielle Strurges! Love, Meghan

Breionna J. from Westminster, CO JANUARY 20, 2010
I love this friendship website. I think it inspires people to build a successful, relationships between those whom they trust.

Agnes from India JANUARY 1, 2010
You are making me strong with new ideas, I love it. Thank you and have a very happy New Year.

Ikeazor A. from NIGERIA OCTOBER 26, 2009
That is true. A friend in need is a friend in deed.