Relatable Quotes For National Best Friends Day

by Chelsey Grasso
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Life would be so boring without best friends — and as these quotes for National Best Friends Day prove, it would also be pretty lonely. A best friend can add so much joy to your life, and what better way to celebrate yours than by sharing one of these best friend quotes with her this Thursday, June 8? Sometimes, it's hard to put into words just how special someone is to you. Fortunately, the authors of these quotations did a pretty good job at it.

From always having your back to speaking the truth to you when you need to hear it, best friends are rocks. After all, who else can you call after a breakup and spill your heart out to? Or how about when you find out that job you really wanted went to somebody else? In the realm of friendships, quality goes way further than quantity, and it's important to let your bestie know exactly what she brings to your everyday life.

Write her a card, make her a post, give her a gift, or take her somewhere special this National Best Friends Day. She deserves it, and these beautiful quotes about true friendship will remind you why if you've forgotten. Best friends are hard to come by, so make sure you're cherishing yours.

1. "Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing." — Elie Wiesel

2. "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." — Albert Camus

3. "Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit." — Aristotle

4. "A true friend is someone who will always love you — the imperfect, the confused, the wrong you — because that is what people are supposed to do." — R. J. L.

5. "A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." — Proverbs 27:9

6. "Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant." — Socrates

7. "Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected." — C.J. Langenhoven

8. "The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." — Elizabeth Foley

9. "The only way to have a friend is to be one." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light." — Helen Keller

11. "Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." — Muhammad Ali

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