Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an acquaintance or an association, such as a classmate, neighbor, or colleague.

Looking to save your friendship, deepen your bond and build a stronger connection with friends, then here are 65 quotes for friends going through hard times. The quotes for friends going through tough times will bring about a huge change and transformation in your friendship.

65 Quotes For Friends Going Through Hard TimesLooking to save your friendship, deepen your bond and build a stronger connection with friends, then here are 65 quotes for friends going through hard times.

1 “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

2 “Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
― S. Lewis, The Four Loves

3 “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
― Elbert Hubbard

4 “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
― Mark Twain

5 “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

6  “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
― Bob Marley

7 “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
― Joan Powers, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

8  “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

9  “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.”
― Alfred Tennyson

 10  “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”
― Jess C. Scott, The Intern

 

Motivational Quotes For Friends Going Through Hard Times

11  “There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
― Linda Grayson

 12  “Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
“Pooh!” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

13  “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 Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

14  “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
― Helen Keller

15  “Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”
― Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You

16  “You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

17  “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

18  “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and right-doing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi

 19  “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

20  “Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

 

Inspirational Quotes For Friends Going Through Tough Times

21 “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
― Aristotle

 22  “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”
― Jon Katz

 23 “Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment. ”
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

24  “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

 25  “He must have known I’d want to leave you.”
“No, he must have known you would always want to come back.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

26  “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
― Anais Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

27  “How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.”
― Shel Silverstein

 28  “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”
― A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

29  “Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.”
― Gillian Anderson

 30  “Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”
― Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy

 

Deep Quotes For Friends Going Through Hard Times

31  “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
― Alice Walker

 32  “There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”
― P.G. Wodehouse

 33  “Why is it,” he said, one time, at the subway entrance, “I feel I’ve known you so many years?”
“Because I like you,” she said, “and I don’t want anything from you.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

34  “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
― Abraham Lincoln

 35  “The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

 36  “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
― Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption

37 “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.”
― S.E. Hinton

 38  “There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.”
― Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense

39  “Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find.”
― William Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim

40  “The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

 

Best Quotes For Friends Going Through Hard Times

41  “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”
― Ally Condie, Matched

42  “The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.”
― Jay McInerney, The Last of the Savages

43  “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”
― Bette Midler

 44  “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
― J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

45  “Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.”
― Margaret Lee Runbeck

 46  “A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

47  “A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

48 “I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

49  “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 50  “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.”
― Stephen Fry

 

Life-Changing Quotes For Friends Going Through Hard Times

 51  “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”
― Elie Wiesel

 52  “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”
― Charles Lamb, The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb Volume 3

53  “I am always saying “Glad to’ve met you” to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

54  “It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.”
― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

55  “Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.”
― Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

56  “If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking , they can make you laugh.”
― P.C. Cast Kristin Cast

57  “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

58  “Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

59  “I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

60  “When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, the peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
― Fred Rogers

 

Hopeful Quotes For Friends Going Through Hard Times

 61 “Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”
― Oscar Wilde

62  “This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case, you always forgot who you are and how much you’re loved. So what I do for you as your friend is to remind you who you are and tell you how much I love you. And this isn’t any kind of burden for me, because I love who you are very much. Every time I remind you, I get to remember with you, which is my pleasure.”
― James Lecesne

 64  “True friends are always together in spirit.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

65  You can go through life and make new friends every year – every month practically – but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.”
― Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

 

 

 

 

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