202+ Inspirational Quotes For Friends That Will Make Their Day

Sending some encouraging words to your pal can make them feel special, loved, and appreciated.

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Life is not always a bed of roses, and your friends might need some cheering up sometimes. Some funny, witty, positive, and inspirational quotes for friends are effective ways to lift the mood and reassure your buddy that you are always there for them. But your friend’s difficulties may overwhelm you too, and it becomes hard to compose motivational messages. That’s when the quotes by famous personalities become a blessing. So, if your friend’s life is stuck in second gear, send them our collection of messages mentioned below. Swipe up to read more.

Inspirational 21st Birthday Quotes For Friends

Inspirational quotes for your friend's 21st birthday
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  1. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”― Martin Luther King Jr.
  2.  “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler
  3.  “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lau Tzu
  4.  “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” – Flavia Weedn
  5.  “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot, and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  6.  “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl
  7.  “If you are not making mistakes, then you are not making decisions.” – Catherine Cook
  8.  “Don’t just count your years. Make your years count.” – George Meredith
  9.  “Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” – Tom Wilson
  10.  “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.” – Ogden Nash
  11.  “Keep your face always towards the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” –Walt Whitman
  12.  “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” –George S. Patton Jr.
  13.  “There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born, and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay
  14.  “Refuse failure. No matter how difficult the obstacles, find a way to get around them.” – J.J. Goldwag
  15.  “The elevator to success is out of order. You will have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” – Joe Girard
  16.  “If you live long enough, you will make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you will be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” – Bill Clinton
  17.  “All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” – George Harrison
  18.  “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.” – Steven Wright
  19.  “A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” – Amit Kalantri
  20.  “Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.” – Sammy Hagar
  21.  “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
  22.  “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
  23. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll
  24. “The way I see it, you should live everyday like it’s your birthday.” — Paris Hilton
  25. “Change your thoughts, and you change your world.”— Norman Vincent Peale
  26. “Success is a journey not a destination.” — Ben Sweetland
  27. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Zig Ziglar
  28. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” — W. Clement Stone
  29. “Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.” — Mallika Tripathi
  30. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ― Les Brown
  31. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder
  32. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle
  33. “I like birthday cake. It’s so symbolic. It’s a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just ‘Happy birthday!’ because it’s this emblem of childhood and a happy day.” — Aimee Bender
  34. “The day you’re born is not the day you grow, it’s the day you evolve. The revolution is up to you.” ― Goitsemang Mvula
  35. “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art.” — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
  36. “You don’t get older, you get better.” — Shirley Bassey
  37. “When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” — Rick Warren
  38. “There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.” — Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass”
  39. “We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.” — Bernard Baruch
  40. “Why party like it is 1999 when you can party like it is your birthday?” — Prince
  41. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” — Oprah Winfrey
  42. “Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.” — Audrey Hepburn

A few words of encouragement can help your friends feel that you are always with them. Below is a list of inspirational quotes you can send your friend if they are feeling low and need a dose of positivity in their lives.

Inspirational Quotes For A Friend In Need

Inspirational quotes for a friend in need
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  1. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
  2. “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  3.  “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – John Lennon
  4.  “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you are right!” –Henry Ford
  5.  “You miss 100% of the chances you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  6.  “There are no quick fixes to grief. No easy answers. Every expression of grief that wants to be felt and honored and given its space must be allowed in order to heal.” – Tom Zuba
  7.  “You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.” – James J. Corbett
  8.  “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” – N.R. Walker
  9.  “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” – Robert Tew
  10.  “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton
  11.  “Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.” – Doug Williams
  12.  “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams
  13.  “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” – Barack Obama
  14.  “Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details, and excellence will come.” – Perry Paxton
  15.  “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  16.  “You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win.” – Sugar Ray Leonard
  17.  “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach
  18.  “The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.” – Mike Ditka
  19.  “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius
  20.  “Dance when you are broken open. Dance if you have torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you are perfectly free.” – Rumi
  21.  “A ship in a harbor is a safe ship, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Lebo Grand
  22. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” — Helen Keller
  23. “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” — Pablo Neruda
  24. “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” — Laini Taylor
  25. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” — Tom Bodett
  26. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” —Albert Einstein
  27. “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” — Roy T. Bennett
  28. “Hope is a waking dream.” — Aristotle
  29. .”In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure, because then inner strength and toughness is produced.” — Fritz Knapp
  30. “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  31. “Every cloud has a silver lining.” — John Milson
  32. “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.” — Louisa May Alcott
  33. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” — Napoleon Bonaparte
  34. “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” — Robert H. Schuller
  35. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman
  36. “To live without hope is to cease to live.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  37. “All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” — Magic Johnson
  38. “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  39. “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” —Michelle Obama
  40. “Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don’t. You are in good company… You will argue with yourself that there is no way forward. But with God, nothing is impossible. He has more ropes and ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope.” — John Piper
  41. “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” — Winston Churchill

In her book Hidden Treasure, Kara Adams writes, “Don’t wait for tomorrow to live a life you love today.” And this is the best approach towards the fickle life. If your friend is dealing with a life-threatening illness like cancer, the quotes in the next section may render some much-needed support.

Inspirational Quotes For Friend With Cancer

Inspirational quotes for a friend with cancer
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  1. “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.”– Sonia Ricotti
  2.  “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall
  3.  “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” – Samuel Smiles
  4.  “You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” – Joseph Campbell
  5.  “Our way is not soft grass; it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun.” – Ruth Westheimer
  6.  “Let nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God never changes. Patience obtains all things. He who possesses God lacks nothing. God alone suffices.” – St. Teresa of Avila
  7.  “Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  8.  “Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future. Faith is the courage to dance to it today.” – Peter Kuzmic
  9.  “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti
  10.  “Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” – John Diamond
  11.  “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” – Stuart Scott
  12.  “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.” – Thomas Edison
  13.  “We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same.” – Trent Shelton
  14.  “Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” – Maya Angelou
  15.  “Cancer is a marathon — you can’t look at the finish line. You take it moment by moment, sometimes breath by breath, other times step by step.” – Sarah Betz Bucciero
  16.  “Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.” – Cassandra Clare
  17.  “We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – Lance Armstrong
  18.  “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  19.  “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
  20.  “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  21.  “Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment – you just have to be willing to take it.” – Emily Hollenberg
  22. “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” — C.C. Scott
  23. “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today, let us begin.” — Mother Teresa
  24. “One day at a time, one step at a time. Do what you can, do your best. Let God handle the rest.” — Michelle Jones
  25. .“Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.” — Susan Taylor
  26. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” — Christopher Reeve
  27. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene
  28. “Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.” — Ruth Ann Schabacker
  29. .“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.” — William Frederick Halsey, Jr.
  30. .“No matter what the statistics say, there is always a way.” — Bernie Siegel
  31. “Stand in your light and shine brightly because that is how you defeat darkness.” — Leslie Esperanza Espaillat
  32. “Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” ― Susan Statham
  33. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” — Chuang Tzu
  34. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” —Emory Austin
  35. “It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright.” — Robin Roberts
  36. “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  37. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” — Thomas S. Monson
  38. “Cancer can touch you, but not your soul; neither your thoughts nor your heart.” — Vikram, “Guru with Guitar”
  39. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.” — A.A. Milne
  40. “Cancer is the be-all and end-all of the sport, and the only thing you can do is show up to the game with your jersey on.” — Colleen Hoover

Some friends are like family, and parting ways with them for any reason can be quite hurtful. If your friend is going through such a phase of loss, it becomes your duty to support them. Keep scrolling for some quotes that may help uplift your friend’s mood and inspire them to move on.

Inspirational Quotes To Deal With Friend’s Loss

Inspirational quotes to deal with a friend's loss
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  1.  “True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.” – Charles Caleb Colton
  2.  “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” – Seneca the Younger
  3.  “I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.” – Anne Frank
  4.  “The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends.” – John Cassian
  5.  “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker
  6.  “The friendship that can cease has never been real.” – St. Jerome
  7.  “Excuse me, then! you know my heart; But dearest friends, alas! must part.” – John Gay
  8.  “Some say that time changes. Best friends can become strangers.” – Good Charlotte
  9.  “The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.” – Sir Francis Bacon
  10.  “Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding.” – Sri Chinmoy
  11.  “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach
  12.  “Friendship is like a glass ornament; once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way.” – Charles Kingsley
  13.  “Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” – Richard Bach
  14.  “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran
  15.  “It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it.” – Nicole Richie
  16.  “A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.” – Gustave Flaubert
  17.  “The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.” – Robert Southey
  18.  “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson
  19.  “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison
  20.  “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” – Plutarch
  21. “To lose a friend is the greatest of all loses.” — Publius Syrus
  22. “Man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.” – Joseph Roux
  23. “Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.” — John Dos Passos
  24. “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” – Dalai Lama
  25. “When people die,’ she said softly, ‘It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ready to give them up.” — C.A. Belmond
  26. “Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti
  27. “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller
  28. “We all lose friends… we lose them in death, to distance, and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home, when you leave the light on.” — Amy Marie Waltz
  29. “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly-that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” – Anne Lamott
  30. “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe
  31. “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” — John Taylor
  32. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” — Elizabeth Foley
  33. “Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.” – Aristophanes
  34. “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  35. “You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can’t forget. Those are your friends.” – Mark Twain
  36. “There’s a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence.” — Ben Becht
  37. “Life without a friend is like death without a witness.” — John Ray
  38. “True regret is knowing you missed your only opportunity to be simply a good friend to someone that was exactly like you.” — Shannon L. Alder
  39. “Friends fill time in our lives that will be vacant when they die.” – Helen Fitzgerald
  40. “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” ― Stephen King

Motivation is not just needed in times of distress. When your friend is at an important juncture like graduation, thoughts about the future might be terrifying for them. So, while you congratulate your buddy, it isn’t a bad idea to throw in some words of inspiration. Read on.

Inspirational Graduation Quotes For Friends

Inspirational quotes for a friend to celebrate their graduation
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  1.  “Success doesn’t rush. The greatest reward is the journey.” – Jeff Moore
  2.  “If you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts
  3.  “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
  4.  “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill
  5.  “Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.” – John Green
  6.  “All our dreams can come true… if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  7.  “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” – Kerry Washington
  8.  “Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.” – Jim Carrey
  9.  “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  10.  “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” – Kerry Washington
  11.  “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs
  12.  “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” – Nora Ephron
  13.  “Never doubt that you can make a space big enough for yourself in this world.” – Cynthia Nixon
  14.  “Don’t just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table.” – Barack Obama
  15.  “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill
  16.  “Everything’s always ending. But everything’s always beginning, too.” – Patrick Ness
  17.  “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  18.  “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  19.  “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.” – Ella Fitzgerald
  20.  “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
  21. “Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  22. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  23. “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” — Les Brown
  24. “A star is a rock that never gave up on its dream to rise.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
  25. “Success is loving life and daring to live it.” – Maya Angelou
  26. “Through discipline comes freedom.” — Aristotle
  27. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  28. “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  29. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  30. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” — Audrey Hepburn
  31. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” — Steve Martin
  32. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch
  33. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain
  34. “Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” — Aisha Tyler
  35. “Accept no one’s definition of your life, define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
  36. “Your education has prepared you for what lies ahead.” — Conan O’Brien, 2020 Harvard commencement
  37. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” — Alfred Mercier
  38. “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” — Arthur C. Clarke
  39. “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” — Jimmy Dugan
  40. “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” — Robert H. Schuller

Infographic: Inspirational Gift Ideas For Friends

Indeed, strong and motivational quotes and words can inspire your friends to take on the world. But along with it, wouldn’t it be great if you could give them something that could constantly remind them to keep going strong in their lives? If you agree, the infographic below can help you figure out what gift to get them. Check it out!

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Our friends are an essential part of our lives, and their support and encouragement can be incredibly empowering. These inspirational and uplifting quotes for friends remind us of the importance of affirmation, resilience, gratitude, growth, appreciation, optimism, perseverance, and many other qualities that make our friendships so valuable for our self-improvement. As we continue to navigate the ups and downs of life, may we always be grateful for the friends who lift us up, inspire us to be our best selves, and help us grow and thrive! Let’s cherish our friendships and support each other on the journey towards our dreams and goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another word for a close friend?

You may address a close friend as a mate, confidant, or associate.

What is a symbol of friendship?

Several symbols represent friendship, including two interlocking hearts, a topaz, a yellow rose, an infinity sign, etc.

What makes a special friend?

A special friend would respect your boundaries, understand you, and support you in your highs and lows. Loyalty, trust, honesty, kindness, and non-judgmental qualities make a special friend.

What is a forever best friend?

A forever best friend is someone close to you and whom you trust the most. Such friends are always on your side against all odds.

Which color means friendship?

Yellow is often used to denote friendship.

Which flower means friendship?

A yellow rose is the most commonly used flower to symbolize friendship.

Key Takeaways

  • It is normal to feel down in life; friends are the best support system in such times of need.
  • If your friend is suffering from some serious illness like cancer, give them strength through words.
  • Instead of gestures, words can often ease the pain even a little if they are going through a difficult phase, such as losing another friend of theirs.
  • For events like graduation, express your emotions and share the memories you created with them through heartfelt words.

Take a look at this video featuring some inspirational quotes on friendship that reminds us of the importance of our friends.

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Amira MartinLicensed Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist

Amira Martin, LCSW-R, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience. She obtained her master’s degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in 2002 and specializes in treating children and adults. In addition to being an adjunct lecturer at the Columbia University School of Social Work, Amira is the founder of Amira...read full bio

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