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Thank You Quotes & Sayings for
Friends & Friendship

"A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked."
Bernard Meltzer (1916-1998), American radio host
Here are quotes to help you express to your friends how much they and their friendship means to you, and how grateful you are to them. Thank your friends for being there for you through the good times and the bad times, for the fun you share, and for the gift of their friendship.
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Thank You Quotes for Friends & Friendship

What is a friend? One soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle (384-222 BC), Greek philosopher

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), American author, poet & philosopher

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American philosophical writer & poet

Oh I get by with a little help from my friends.
John Lennon (1940-1980), lyrics to With a Little Help From My Friends

Friends are the sunshine of life.
John Hay (1838-1905), American statesman, diplomat & author

Who, being loved, is poor?
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish writer & poet

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Helen Keller (1880-1968), American deafblind author, activist & lecturer

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American philosophical writer & poet

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb (1775-1834), English writer & poet

Life is nothing without friendship.
Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman philosopher, statesman & orator

More Gratitude Quotes for Friends

It's the friends you can call up at 4 am that matter.
Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), German-American actress & singer

Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.
Maya Angelou (b. 1928), American author & poet

I count myself in nothing else so happy / As in a soul remembering my good friends.
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: Richard III, Act II, Scene 3

Friendship: It redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in halves.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English statesman, philosopher & scientist

There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
The Bible, Proverbs 18:24

Great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
Attributed to G. Randolf

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides (~480-406 BC), ancient Greek dramatist. Also attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I want friendship defined I look at my friends.
Mary Anne Radmacher, American motivational author & artist

Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.
Candace Bushnell (b. 1958), American author & columnist

More Friendship Quotations and Sayings

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
Jacques Delille (1738-1813), French poet & translator

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts.
Thomas Hughes (1822-1896), English lawyer & author of Tom Brown's Schooldays

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.
Author unknown

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Lebanese-American writer, poet & artist

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.
Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), Jewish-American writer, academic, activist, Nobel laureate & Holocaust survivor

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
George Eliot (1819-1880), English novelist

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American philosophical writer & poet

Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.
Courtland Milloy, American columnist for the Washington Post

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Helen Keller (1880-1968), American deafblind author, activist & lecturer

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), German/French doctor, theologian, philosopher & Nobel Peace Prize laureate

More Quotes about saying thank you to Friends

A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself. That's what real love amounts to letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison (1943-1971), American rock singer & poet

What is a friend? I will tell you. It is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
Frank Crane (1861-1928), Presbyterian minister, speaker, and columnist

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

A true friend laughs at your stories even when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your troubles even when they're not so bad.
Irish saying

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.
Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author and humorist

I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
Frances Farmer (1913-1970), American actress

Money might make you wealthy, but friends make you rich.
Traditional proverb

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Henry Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist & founder of the Ford Motor Company

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
Mencius (~372-289 BC), Chinese Confucian philosopher

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), American playwright

More Friendship Thankfulness Quotes

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell (1897-1972), American gossip columnist

It's not where you are in life, it's who you have by your side that matters.
Author unknown

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), American poet, writer & journalist

The greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
Author unknown

If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.
From the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A.A. Milne (1882-1956)

Good friends are like brothers and sisters you can choose.
Author unknown