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Celebrate National Friendship Day

Honor Your Friendships With Quotes About Friends

The first Sunday in August marks National Friendship Day in the United States; this year it falls on August 7. This is a day when you are invited to “observe this day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and regional communities, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.” This “holiday” was originally founded by Hallmark in 1930 as a day for people to celebrate their friendships and to, of course, send each other cards. The United States then established the holiday in 1935.

Use this day to reach out to your friends, share memories and tell them how you appreciate them. Quotes are a wonderful way to sum up your feelings with words that are not usually part of your everyday vocabulary. When you want to add a special sentiment to your thoughts, let a quote speak on your behalf. Try searching for quotes online to find one that says just the right thing for each of your friends. The more personal you make it, the more meaningful it will be for the recipient.

-Aristotle Friendship Quote

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
  Hubert Humphrey Friendship Quote

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert H. Humphrey

Walter Winchell Friendship Quote

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell

Henry David Thoreau Friendship Quote

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau

Ralph Waldo Emerson Friendship Quote

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo EmersonHelen Keller Friendship Quote

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Helen Keller

Henry Ford Friendship Quote

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Friendship Quote

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Robert E. Lee Friendship Quote

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
Robert E. Lee

Socrates Friendship Quote

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

What Words Tell Your Friendship Best?

Share your favorite quote about friendship with us and let us know how you will be celebrating National Friendship Day.

Comments (2)

My best friend was my late husband Jimmy. He saw my faults for 42 yrs 8 months 1 day And loved me more than anything in the world. He never judged me. He always encouraged me. He never made fun of me. And made me laugh When all I wanted to do was cry. I miss him more than there are words to express my loneliness.

We are so sorry for your loss. Jimmy sounds like an amazing guy! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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