National Friendship Day – Quotes About Best Friends
They say that friends are the family we get to pick. Choosing right, they can become an important part of our real family.
On 8th of June, USA just celebrated National Best Friend Day. So, in honor of that, I decided to get on board and talk about it.
A friendship can be so strong and so loyal, that it can resist anything from a distance to big fights and even silence.
Whether it’s a long time friend that we’ve known all whole lives or if they are a more newly great acquaintance, they help us make it through tough times, we share fun times and we make memories together.
Yes, everybody can benefit from having a best friend. These bonds can be established by many different ways – common interest, common friends, proximity, at school and even at work.
A best friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find, lucky to have. So, when you find one, try to keep it!
All kinds of quotes about friendship:
I searched and found some great quotes about different types of friends and friendship.
And I think we can all relate to some, of not all of them. Here we go:
1 – Abraham Lincoln says that “A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have” – C’mon! We all have found a friend in someone because we didn’t like something or actually someone else, at some point. It’s just another form of common interest. A band we don’t like, a book we didn’t enjoy. Anything! It can bring people close.
2 – Meanwhile, H. Jackson Brown Jr thinks that “A friend is someone who knows you and loves you for what you were and who you are, and who also shares your hopes and dreams for who you can become” – and we couldn’t agree more. A friend is that person who accepts you just the way you are and is always there to encourage you for the good and the bad. Our mothers and our fathers can make great best friends too, just saying!
3 – “Each friend represents the world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born,” says Anais Nin and I think she’s right. Life is sad without friends. They make everything much better. You have someone to call, in the middle of the night when you’re feeling sad. Or you know who to talk to when you need important advice.
4 – “The reason for me starting a diary is that I have no real friends” – Anne Frank – we can find a friend in anything, just like Anne did in her journal. Yes, it was during a difficult time, but she found something where she could pour her heart out and share her thoughts. Other than that, music can always be our friend, any day.
5 – “Friendship is essentially a partnership” – yes, master Aristotle, we agree with you. A friend is also called a “partner in crime”. There’s a reason for that. And I mean it in a good way only! A best friend can be our confidant, our therapists, always by our sides, our travel buddies, those who will say no to any kind of an adventure.
6 – But Aristotle also thinks that “Misfortune shows those who are not really friends”. It’s during the troubled times when we see the real faces of our friends and we discover who is really there for us. That’s a great buddy right there! The one that will tell you the ugly truth when you deserve it and when you need it. Keep him or her close and do the same when they’re in bad shape.
7 – “A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother” well, Benjamin Franklin has a point. I don’t have a brother or sister, but I’ve seen around me that siblings rarely do get to be best friends. Well, thank God for BFFs!
8 – “Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never” – stated Charles Caleb Colton. They say a friendship between a girl and a boy is impossible. Well, not true! There are a few exceptions out there. But sometimes from being friends to being lovers is just one tiny step. Backward is harder – lovers usually won’t remain buddies.
9 – “Friendship with oneself is all-important” – there is another important kind of connection we should all work on more. It’s the connection we have to make with ourselves, that’s what Eleanor Roosevelt is talking about. We have to love ourselves first and accept our flaws.
10 – “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages’‘ – couldn’t agree more with Friedrich Nietzsche. Many married people say that the key to a long-time matrimony is being honest, being loyal and being there for each other. Which translates to being best friends that love each other.
11 – ”Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms” – thank you, George Eliot! There is no such thing as a better friend than an animal. Plus there are a lot of other advantages we can benefit from having a furry friend. You don’t know? You can read here more!
12 – The last quote comes from John D. Rockefeller and he says that “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship”. Well, you know what they say… Don’t mix pleasure with business. It’s never a good idea. Because money can ruin friendships in no time.
Did you know about these friendships?
Now, seriously, looking back we’ll discover many known and not-so-famous people that we’re actually great friends. I call that inspirational.
Probably the oldest friendship might have to be Achilles & Patroclus – remember when they went to battle with the forces of Troy? Initially, Achilles refused to enter into battle, but when he heard about Patroclus being harmed during the fight, he changed his mind and went it. If that’s not friendship…I don’t know what is!
Another amazing friendship formed between Mark Twain and Helen Keller. I must admit, I didn’t know about this bond since today. When they became close friends, Twain was 45 when he met with Keller, who was 14 years old. Keller stated that he had never made her feel embarrassed or helpless, because of her blindness and deafness.
Apparently, Mark understood the way she felt, that’s why they bonded so good. Mark Twain made arrangements with a friend to pay for Helen’s education at the college. This was more of a father-daughter friendship. They met through a mutual acquaintance and they stayed friends for about 15 years.
Looks like American President John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra were best buddies back in the days. What brought them together? Apparently, a mafia boss in Chicago named Sam Giancana. It was discovered by the FBI and it’s been confirmed by Tina, Sinatra’s daughter.
The story goes like this – Frank was apparently nothing more than just someone in the middle connecting the mafia and the politician., while Kennedy asked Giancana to help him get elected. So random, right? Kennedy and Sinatra spent weekends together in Palm Springs, at the singer’s house and in Las Vegas and New York.
And here comes my favorite friendship, the one between Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. As a tennis lover, I had to choose this one as my favorite. Big champions, great rivals on the court and good friends behind the walls. Isn’t it great?
But how did these two women developed such a strong friendship that still lasts to this day? Well, Evert explained – “I think people forget that we were left alone in the locker room every Sunday after we played final matches, and one of us would be crying and the other would be comforting—nobody saw that.”
Friendship isn’t something that keeps track of your religion, of your age, race or culture. As long as there is something is common, people will stay friends. That’s how most of these connections start – “Oh, no! You too?! Me too!”.
So, having a day just to celebrate our Best Friends is great. But let’s do that every day. Celebrate the people in your life daily.
Show them how much they mean to you. Tell them how they make your days better and how they turn nights into something fun. And tell them how they make your days and life better.
Through everything (tears and smiles) your best friend is always there for you, so make sure to show her or him back how grateful you are for that and show them you’re there for them too.
Always having our backs and always speaking the truth for us (even when we don’t want to hear it) our BFFs make our life happier.