It’s been said that friends know the “real” you. They love you in spite of your past and walk with you as you grow into your future.
They’re honest with you when you need it and able to sit saying nothing at all when words won’t help.
Friends are precious gifts that make life better.
So today, we’re celebrating friendship with…
25 Inspiring Quotes that will Bless Your Friendships
“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
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” ~ C. S. Lewis
Do to others as you would like them to do to you. Luke 6:31 (NLT)
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller
“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Love each other like brothers and sisters. Give each other more honor than you want for yourselves. Romans 12:10 (NCV)
“[Spiritual friendship] is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love, and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.” ~ Tim Keller
“A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.” ~ Charles Kingsley
Most importantly, love each other deeply, because love will cause people to forgive each other for many sins. 1 Peter 4:8
“A true friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
“A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love and encourages you with hope.” ~ Author Unknown
Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds. Hebrews 10:24
“It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
~ John Joseph Powell
Whoever forgives someone’s sin makes a friend, but gossiping about the sin breaks up friendships. Proverbs 17:9
“There is a brotherhood within the body of believers, and the Lord Jesus Christ is the common denominator. Friendship and fellowship are the legal tender among believers.” ~ J. Vernon McGee
And as ridiculous as it may sound, sometimes all any of us needs in life is for someone to hold our hand and walk next to us.” ~ James Frey
So encourage each other and help each other grow stronger in faith, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ERV)
“We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault.” ~ Thomas Fuller
“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend” ~ Albert Camus
As one piece of iron sharpens another, so friends keep each other sharp. Proverbs 27:17 (ERV)
“A faithful friend is a truthful friend.” ~Woodrow Kroll
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
~ Henri J.M. Nouwen
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Very few things in life have a greater impact on our happiness than our friendships.
Take a few minutes today to celebrate your friends. Send them the link to this post or copy a quote and pass it along – tell them how they encourage, inspire, and bless you.
Seriously, where would we be without the people who make us smile just by being in our lives?
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