Besties. BFF’s. Life-long friends.
Friend is such a wonderful and endearing term.
The good Lord created us as relational beings, first with Him, then with others. So it makes sense to not only understand the importance of friends in our lives, but to also celebrate friendship.
But what does true friendship look like? How does it play a practical role in our lives?
How do we keep our friendships vibrant during this present pandemic? How do we stay engaged?
Because things have changed during COVID-19. Such as those intimate, fun and face-to-face outings, chats, lunch dates, meetings at our favorite coffee shop, and a whole list of friend-things most of us are missing these days.
Or, we show up sporting a face mask and wonder if our get-togethers will ever look normal again.
So I put together a list of some pretty amazing quotes on friendship. While the way we spend time with friends may look different right now, the heart of friendship remains the same and keeps us connected.
As you read through these great quotes, think about creative ways to reach out to friends. Like texts, emails, calls, FaceTime, the Marco Polo App, cards, record an audio message to send by text (even a prayer), use the Snap Chat App to send a fun photo or video, or drop off their favorite sweet or a gift (if they live nearby) and leave on the porch or at door giving them the heads up.
Amazing Friendship Quotes
(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
(2.) “Real spiritual friendship is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love, and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.” ― Timothy Keller
(3.) “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ― Helen Keller
(4.) “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” ― Walter Winchell
(5.) “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.” ― Dale Carnegie
Inspirational Quotes About Friends
(6.) “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
(7.) “A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” ― Heidi Wills
(8.) “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
(9.) “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” ― Ed Cunningham
(10.) “True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.” ― Henry David Thoreau
Friendship Quotes From the Bible
(11.) [ David and Jonathan’s Friendship ] “As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.” ― 1 Samuel 18:1
(12.) “The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.” ― Psalm 25:14
(13.) “A friend loves at all times.” ― Proverbs 17:17a
(14.) “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” ― Jesus, John 15:13
(15.) “I have called you friends.” ― Jesus, John 15:15b
(16.) “And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness’—and he was called a friend of God.” ― James 2:23
Friend Quotes From Movies And Songs
(17.) “You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.” ― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
(18.) “Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.” ― It’s a Wonderful Life
(19.) “Only a true friend would be that truly honest.” ― Shrek
(20.) “I get by with a little help from my friends.” ― The Beatles
One last note, send one or more of these quotes to a friend and let her know how much she means to you. What will you do today to encourage friends and engage your friendships during this pandemic?
All Scripture ESV.