Friendship Quotes To Share On International Friendship Day

Friendship quotes to enjoy and share with loved ones.

10 beautiful friendship quotes

No matter where we live, friendship is universal. Our friends offer love, laughter, and a shoulder to cry on. As Christians, we have the greatest friend ever in Christ Jesus.

Celebrate your best friends today by sharing these beautiful friendship images and friendship quotes with them, you can even use them on your social media. We’ve also added some of our favourite encouraging Bible verses!

International Friendship Day

The United Nations International Day of Friendship champions friendships between countries, cultures and individuals across the world.

For children living in extreme poverty, this day is particularly special, as a friend can be a source of strength, support and social development. We’d like to invite you to consider sharing the gift of sponsorship today you’ll be part of a support network including the child’s family, local church, and Compassion staff, starting a friendship that is sure to change your life and theirs for the better.

Friendship quotes from the Bible

“A friend loves you at all times.” Proverbs 17:17 [ERV]

A friend loves you all the time Bible verses

This verse reminds us that our friends are always there to love us through good and bad times.

What does Jesus say about friendship?

Jesus is the ultimate example of true friendship. He spoke about friendship lots of times throughout the Bible. Here are a few examples of what Jesus said about friendship:

  • John 15:13-15 “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you”.
  • John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another”.

Jesus models the importance of love, obedience to God‘s commands, and intimacy in friendship and in His kingdom and offers us eternal life. True friendship involves a deep level of love and trust that is characterised by putting others first.

Best friends

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” Henry Ford

Henry Ford friendship quotes

What an amazing definition of a best friend and something to guide our best friend goals.

Sweet friendship Bible verses

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” Proverbs 27:9b [MSG]

Friendship Bible verses from the Word

Nothing tastes sweeter than a catch up with a friend over a cup of tea.

True friends

“A true friend sticks by you like family.” Proverbs 18:24b

Friendship Bible verse from Proverbs

Do you have a friend that’s more like a brother or sister to you? Why not share this with them.

This verse is one of our favourite verses from The Word, reminding us that, whatever happens, even through tough times, God is a best friend who sticks with us no matter what. God’s love is eternal.

Good friends

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas friendship quotes

Let’s always remember to keep investing in our friendships.

Friendships matter

“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we were just having fun.” Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh friendship quotes

This cute friendship quote reminds us of the of joy friendship brings.

Friends together

“We change the world when we meet the needs of others.” Kristen Welch

Kristen Welch friendship quotes

Whether we extend love to a friend in need or a stranger, through these small acts of friendship we can make the world a better place.

Encouraging friendship Bible quotes

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

Friendship Bible quotes

Proverbs 27:17 reminds us we’re not meant to be alone. The holy Spirit is a close friend, always with us. A friend is someone who helps shape and refine our character.

laughing through friendship

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin friendship quotes

We love this image of friends laughing in Nicaragua. Does it remind you of your best friends? Take a moment to share this post with them.

Real friends

“Distance cannot matter – ours is a friendship of the heart.” Mary Anne Radmacher

Mary Anne Radmacher friendship quotes

Through the exchange of letters Compassion sponsors build beautiful friendships with their sponsored children. Some even have the privilege of meeting them face-to-face during a sponsor visit.

You can start a friendship today by taking your first step on your sponsorship journey.

Sponsor a child today

Share these quotes about friendship

We hope you’ll take a moment to encourage your friends and loved ones by sharing these quotes on friendship.

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Sources: Bible Gateway

Emily Laramy

Words by Emily Laramy


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