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Friendship Quotes and Sayings about the Differences Between Ordinary Friends and Best Friends

If you are looking for what makes a great friend instead of an ordinary friend, these friendships quotes and friendship sayings may help.

If you contemplating retirement and want to be with true friends when you retire, you may also want to look at the retirement quotes and sayings on The Retirement Quotes Cafe as guidance to the importance of friendship in retirement and what makes a great friend. 

A friend will give you a cookie, but a best friend will share the whole damn box.
- Unknown Wise Person

A friend is someone you tell your stories to, a best friend was in all those stories.
- Author Unknown

When somebody hurts your feelings, ordinary friends say, "Are you Ok?" Best friends say, "I'll kill the bastard!"
- Unknown Wise Person

Ordinary friends will leave you behind to do what the crowd is doing; best friends will always go with you.
- Unknown Wise Person

There are plenty of acquaintances in the world, but very few real friends.
Friendship Proverb (Chinese)

A friend is someone who you will help you move, a best friend will help you move a dead body.
- Unknown Wise Person

Friends try to keep you from being a psychopath; best friends share the same retardation.
- Unknown Wise Person

Best Friends Sayings about Loyalty in Friendship

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
- Alexander Pope

Nobody's conscience ever kept him awake at night from having exaggerated the good qualities of his friends.
- Author Unknown

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
- Thucydides

A loyal best friend is someone who sticks up for you even when you're not there.
- Unknown Wise Person

I don't care a damn for your loyal service when you think I am right; when I really want it most is when you think I am wrong.
- General Sir John Monash

Friendship Lessons for Maintaining Best Friends

  • Don't start your own story until you have heard your friend's story.
  • Be impeccable with your word. Think of the consequences of the committments you make before you make them and not afterward. A lasting friendship is built on trust, not on creative excuses used to break agreements.
  • People love chopping wood because in this activity they see immediate results. Friendship takes a little longer.
  • When a friend offers to help, let him, even if you don't particularly need the help. Accept even if he slows you down. This will kill two birds with one stone. You will make your friend feel good and spend quality time with your friend.
  • If you promise big to a friend, deliver big. Better still, deliver even bigger than you promised.
  • Let your adventurous spirit triumph over your rational mind.

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General Best Friends Sayings

A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice - but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.
- Judith Viorst

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to
learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Friends are the sunshine of life.
- John Hay

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Author Unknown

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Author Unknown

A [best] friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice - but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

Best friends are the siblings God chose not to give us.
- Author Unknown

A best friend in kindergarten is the one who sat next to you and let you have the pretty red crayon, when only the ugly black one was left.
- Author Unknown

Friends are the angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Author Unknown

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
- Aristotle

All my best friends are so small town.
- Author Unknown

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
- Plautus

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.
- Frances Ward Weller

It is perhaps one of the best achievements to become friends with your worst enemies and one of the worst disasters to become enemies with your best friends.
- Philippos

Friends are the ones who will consider leaving you when your world is falling apart, but best friends are the ones who will stay with you when your world is falling apart, even if their world might fall apart too.
- Talia Cobb

Best friends are those who treat you kindly behind your back.
- Author Unknown

My friend is one . . . who takes me for what I am.
- Henry David Thoreau

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
- Mark Twain

A best friend is one who can tell you all his problems - but doesn't!
- Author Unknown

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

Great friends don't let their best friends drink Starbucks.
- Unknown Wise Person

Friends are like windows through which you see out into the world and back into yourself... If you don't have friends you see much less than you otherwise might.
- Merle Shain

Best friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Author Unknown

A friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyway.
- Christi Mary Warner

Friends are a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian

A best friend is someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself.
- Author Unknown

 

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Top-10 List of Best Things Ever Said about Friendship

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a
friend.
— Plautus

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
— Sicilian Proverb

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

On the road between homes of friends, grass does not grow.
— Norwegian proverb

If I don't have friends, then I ain't nothing.
— Billie Holiday

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
— Samuel Butler 

To be rich in friends — is to be poor in nothing.
— Anon

A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
— Russian Proverb

Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A loyal best friend is someone who sticks up for you even when you're not there.
— Anon

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