15 inspirational quotes about friends and why they matter

Inspirational-Quotes-About-FriendsWhy do friends matter?

They matter because people are social animals and we all need other people. They might drive us nuts occasionally but we still need them.

A fundamental human need is the need to feel secure. So having other people in our lives gives us a greater sense of security. It means we feel slightly less vulnerable.

Another fundamental need is the need for certainty.

So having the same people in our lives on a regular basis provides us with a greater sense of certainty. In other words, friends and family help in satisfying this need.

And then there’s sharing our lives with people whose company we enjoy.

People who see the world the way we do. People who enjoy the things we enjoy. Those people who appreciate our company more than they might be put off by our many faults and idiosyncrasies.

We don’t always value our friends as we should but having a few really good friends makes life special I think.

If you’re lucky enough to have at least one good friend then make sure you let them know how much they mean to you.

Here are 15 inspirational quotes about friends to reinforce why I believe they matter.

Inspirational quotes about friends:

  1. It’s always good to make new friends. ~Jose Feliciano
  2. Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ~Mencius
  3. It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. ~Marlene Dietrich
  4. If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. ~Maxwell Maltz
  5. A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. ~Elbert Hubbard
  6. You cannot buy with gold the old associations. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go. ~Margaret Walker
  8. Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. ~Bill Watterson
  9. It’s not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. ~Epicurus
  10. Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends. ~Eminem
  11. One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  12. I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it friends make life a lot more fun. ~Charles R. Swindoll
  13. Friendship is not something you learn in school but if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. ~Muhammad Ali
  14. Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. ~Octavia Butler
  15. When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means 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. ~Henri Nouwen

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