33 Quotes About Complicated Friendship

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Spending the span of decades nurturing a friendship requires work and dedication to each other. These quotes about complication friendships capture the feelings of each other when situations arise.

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”

“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.”

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”

“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.’”

“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”

“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.”

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.”

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”

“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.”

“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”

“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”

“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.”

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

There is always a way to repair and mend a broken friendship.

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