41 Quotes About One Way Friendships


Making a deep connection with someone requires participation and effort by both individuals. These quotes about one way friendships reminds us of those that we continue to put effort towards that fail to reciprocate.

“A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”

“A friend is one who walks in when others walk out.”

“A friend is one with whom you are comfortable, to whom you are loyal, through whom you are blessed, and for whom you are grateful.”

“A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.”

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

“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.”

“Choose your friends wisely-they will make or break you.”

“Confidence is the foundation of friendship. If we give it, we will receive it.”

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

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

“Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.”

“Friends are special, treasure them.”

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

“Friends: people who know you well, but like you anyway.”

“Friendship is a treasured gift, and every time I talk with you I feel as if I’m getting richer and richer.”

“Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.”

“Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.”

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.”

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.”

“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.”

“Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honouring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities.”

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”

“No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.”

“No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend until he is unhappy.”

“Reprove your friend privately, commend him publicly.”

“Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.”

“Support your friends – even in their mistakes. But be clear, however, that it is the friend and not the mistake you are supporting.”

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.”

“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”

“The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.”

“The making of friends who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man’s success in life.”

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

“The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.”

“The shortest distance between new friends is a smile.”

“Think to Thank. In these three words are the finest capsule course for a happy marriage, formula for enduring friendship, and a pattern for personal happiness.”

“To have a friend and be a friend is what makes life worthwhile.”

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

“True friendship is like a rose: we don’t realize its beauty until it fades.”

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

“When you’re up, your friends know who you are. When you’re down, you know who your friends are.”

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

Forming deep and unique bonds with others are something that you may experience in the most difficult of situations.

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