12 Uplifting Friendship Quotes

Welcome to my celebration of our wonderful friends from near & far with a collection of 12 uplifting friendship quotes.

Connecting with friends can be a perfect way to lift our spirits and brighten our day. This has been especially true during the long, grey days of the pandemic.

We actually have several “official” occasions to celebrate friendship, these include:

  • Ystävänpäivä which means “Friendship Day” in the Finnish language, or “Day of the friends”. In Finland they actually celebrate this day on 14th February and is a beautiful recognition that our friends are just as important as our family or romantic relationships.
  • International Friendship Day and falls on July 30 this year (2022). This is a day chosen by the United Nations to appreciate and celebrate friendships between people of all countries, cultures, and backgrounds.

Of course, there is never a wrong time to reach out to a friend and show your appreciation and gratitude for having them in your life!

Below I have collected together my 12 favourite inspiring quotes about friendship and paired them with some beautifully uplifting images. Feel free to download them to share with your best friends and on social media. Enjoy!


Uplifting Friendship Quotes

Uplifting quote on friendship connecting us around the world



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

– John Evelyn English writer, gardener & diarist 1620-1706





Friends laughing and feeling uplifted




“We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.”

– Letty Cottin Pogrebin American writer, journalist & social activist




Flowers blossoming by a broken fence



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

– Author unknown





Hugs and kisses represented as biscuits



“Because of you… I laugh a little harder, cry a little less and smile a lot more.”

– Author unknown

Photo credit Julie C Butler, Stock by Jewels




Friends arm in arm enjoying each other's company


““Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”

– L. M. Montgomery (From the book Anne of Green Gables)

Photo credit Julie C Butler, Stock by Jewels




Moominpappa in a boat



“I had found my first friend and so my life was truly begun.”

– Tove Jansson (From the book The Exploits of Moominpappa)





Two friends laughing and feeling uplifted



“Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.”

– Anna Deavere Smith America actress & playwright





Two friends laughing over a cup of coffee



“A shared cup of laughter, dear Reader, is the sunbeam that causes the flower of friendship to open its petals and peep out.”

― Millie Florence Teen America novelist (from the book Lydia Green of Mulberry Glen)




Cookies bursting with chocolate chips



“In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.”

– Author unknown





Grass in the morning dew



“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”

– Khalil Gibran Lebanese writer, poet & philosopher





Pine trees set against a starry sky



“Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.”

– Author unknown





View of countryside through an archway



“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 French-Cuban writer 1903-1977




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