100+ Best And Cute Quotes About Friendship For Kids

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Friendship serves as a critical foundation in a child’s life. Good friends grow together, and if their bond remains intact, they stay together from the cradle to the grave. Share some beautiful quotes about friendship for kids and let them know the importance of this bond that stays for a lifetime. Make them understand that friends become your constant partners in crime and will not make you feel alone. They can even share their favorite quotes with their best buddies and strengthen their bond to be cherished for a long time.


100+ Friendship Quotes For Kids

  1. “True friends are always together in spirit” L.M. Montgomery
  1. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends” Jane Austen
  1. “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life; you can barely remember what life was like without them.”Anna Taylor
  1. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.”Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” —Henry Ford

    Friends bring out the best in each other, quotes about friendship for kids

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  1. “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”  — Aristotle
  1. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” — Jim Morrison
  1. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell
  1. “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” — Irish proverb
  1. “It’s true that great friends help us build our life.”
  1. ʺThe best things in life aren’t things…they’re your friends. ʺ — Anonymous
  1. “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship” — Thomas Aquinas
  1. “A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be somewhere else.” — Anonymous
  1. “Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.” —Herodotus
  1. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “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
  1. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” — Misty Copeland
  1. “Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.” — John Evelyn
  1. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” — Arnold H. Glasgow
  1. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” — Ed Cunningham
  1. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Elbert Hubbard
  1. “Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life, and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.” — Dean Koontz
  1. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” — Jean de la Fontaine
  1. “A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you.” —Anonymous
  1. “Things are never quite scary when you’ve got a best friend.” — Bill Watterson

    Life is never scary with a friend, quotes about friendship for kids

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  1. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” — Elisabeth Foley
  1. “Ten minutes with a genuine friend is better than years spent with anyone less.” — Crystal Woods
  1. “Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.” — James Francis Byrnes
  1. “Friends are the angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” — Lorraine K. Mitchell
  1. “Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.” — Tennessee Williams
  1. “A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.” — Sarah Valdez
  1. “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer
  1. “Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them.” — Candlelight Publications
  1. “Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.” — Tahar Ben Jelloun
  1. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” — Khalil Gibran
  1. “True Friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when you’re facing problems.”— Anonymous
  1. “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” — G. Randolf
  1. “’Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” — Charles Lamb
  1. “The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.” — David Storey
  1. “Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.” — Anonymous
  1. “Friendship is accepting a person with all their qualities — good and bad.” — Mohanlal
  1. “Every new friend is a new adventure… the start of more memories.” — Patrick Lindsay
  1. “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
  1. “A sweetfriendship refreshes the soul.”— Anonymous
  1. “A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”— Donna Roberts

    A friend knows the song of your heart, quotes about friendship for kids

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  1. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” — David Tyson
  1. “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” — Euripides
  1. “True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” — Nicole Richie
  1. “Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.” — Socrates
  1. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” — Helen Keller
  1. “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” — Zig Ziglar
  1. “In a friend you find a second self.” — Isabelle Norton
  1. “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
  1. “A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.” — Arnold H. Glasgow
  1. “The best mirror is an old friend.” — George Herbert
  1. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” — Woodrow T. Wilson
  1. “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” — Abraham Lincoln
  1. “Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.” — Sarah Dessen
  1. “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” — S.E. Hinton
  1. “Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  1. A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” — Heidi Wills
  1. “A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” — Frank Crane
  1. “Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they are there.” — Christy Evans
  1. “A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.” — Douglas Pagels

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  1. “Friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other, loving each other and being crazy together.” — O. Henry
  1. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams
  1. “Only your real friends tell you when your face is dirty.” — Sicilian proverb
  1. “No man is useless while he has a friend.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  1. “Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness…” — Richard Bach
  1. “A friend is like an oreo, it’s not always that great, but it always gets better!” — Erin Westbrook
  1. “Hold a true friend with both your hands.” — Nigerian proverb
  1. “One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.” — Clifton Fadiman
  1. “Friends are like flowers. They fill the world with beauty.” — Celeste Barnard
  1. “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” — Henry David Thoreau
  1. “Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.” — Alexander Dumas
  1. “One friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in sunshine.” — Matshona Dhliwayo
  1. “Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.” — Rabindranath Tagore
  1. “In friendship we find nothing false or insincere; everything is straight forward, and springs from the heart.” — Cicero
  1. “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
  1. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  1. “Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.” — George Eliot
  1. “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” — Albert Camus
  1. “True friendship is like sound health. The value of it is seldom known until it be lost.” — Charles Caleb Colton
  1. “Life can give us a number of beautiful friends! But only true friends can give us a beautiful life.” — Anonymous
  1. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” — Linda Grayson
  1. “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

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  1. “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” — Maria Shriver
  1. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.” — Anonymous
  1. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” — Jim Henson
  1. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia
  1. “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
  1. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” — Thomas J. Watson
  1. “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” — Buddha
  1. “Best friend: the one that you can be mad at only for a short period of time because you have important stuff to tell them.” — Anonymous
  1. “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.
  1. “Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.” — Plautus
  1. “True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.” — Isabel Allende
  1. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and be understood.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  1. “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
  1. “Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” — Sarah Dessen
  1. “You don’t have to have anything in common with people you’ve known since you were five. With old friends, you’ve got your whole life in common.” — Lyle Lovett
  1. “Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friend” — Cindy Lew
  1. “Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.” — Jewish proverb
  1. “Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” — Richard Bach

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the importance of friendship for kids?

Friendship helps children learn about socializing and aids in their cognitive development. It can make them feel loved and appreciated and gain mutual respect. They can learn various life and team-building skills by interacting with their fellow mates. Friendship nurtures children’s emotional, physical, and social well-being in early life.

2. How do you explain friendship to a child?

Children can understand and learn so much about socializing in classrooms, events, families, or even neighborhoods through interaction with their peers. To explain friendships to children, you may try reading books or telling stories about friendship, let them engage in team-building activities, share simple quotes about true friends, or set an example by becoming friends with them.

We meet many people during our lifetime. But we understand who the closest ones to our hearts are after years of experience. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find genuine friends who wish for our welfare and share our pain. Although it is challenging, you can teach your child about finding true friends with these quotes about friendship for kids. These quotes iterated by famous authors, poets and actors define friendship in a few sentences. They can serve as a guide to finding true friendships in their lives. Hence, read them out to your child every day to help them understand what one must seek in true friendship.

Infographic: A Few More Sayings On Friendship For Children

Friends are an essential and integral part of life, and learning the significance of friendship can help your child form lasting friendships. Share the lovely short proverbs on friendship in this infographic with your little ones to inspire them to make good friends and be one.

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