We at Light Workers World wish for you the deepest friendships and the most fulfilling connections with spiritual family. To help support you with this, we have put together our top 10 list of friendship sayings and quotes. Though some of these may be familiar, see if you can read this list of quotes about friendship with fresh eyes. Go slow. Meditate on them. To help this process, we added a few comments and questions between quotes. Relax and take your time.
And let us know which is your favorite quote! Of the Ten quotes listed below (or in the videos), which one speaks most strongly to you? Please let us know in the comments at the end of this post. Or if you know other great sayings on friendship, relationships or love, please share. We’d love to read them.
1. “Of all the things which wisdom acquires to produce the blessedness of the complete life, far the greatest is the possession of Friendship.” ~ Epicurus (Greek philosopher, BC 341-270)
You are already whole and complete in yourself, and yet wonderful friendships do make our lives more complete. Here is a powerful exploration to do:
Take a moment to think of a dear friend. Visualize her or him in front of you. Feel into your heart for how she or he offers a piece of the puzzle to support you. This person serves a meaningful purpose in your life, do they not? What qualities does this person possess that helps you be a better person? What does he or she bring to fill out the joy in your life?
Go slow. Feel into your answers and feel grateful for their presence right now… Gratitude for what you have brings more of what you want….
2. “All friendly feelings toward others come from the friendly feelings a person has for himself.” ~Aristotle
Good friendships always start within. Everything you see in someone else you can also find in yourself. You can enjoy others’ company by route of enjoying your own company. Keep this knowing in your heart at all times and your friendships will flourish.
3. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” ~ Martin Luther King
Have you ever disliked someone at first and then had a change of mind and he or she became a good friend? Meditate on this for a while. Think of an example from your life. What brought you closer to this person? Was it the energy of love? Did a false perception fall away? Whatever it was, can you bring more of this energy into your connections now?
4. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” ~ David Tyson Gentry
Some people really have a hard time with silence. This is understandable, yet it does not have to be the case. Sometimes silence gets associated with something negative, such as disapproval. In some families people receive “The silent treatment” as punishment.
But David Tyson Gentry is pointing to another kind of silence. A beautiful and simple and deeply relaxing silence. Know that this is possible. You can have it in any moment with a friend or even a stranger.
If you are someone for whom silence is difficult, consider doing some introspection on the following question: What does silence mean to you?
Sit with your answers for a while. See what you come up with. Is silence associated with old wounds for you? Childhood incidents? Feelings of being ignored? It can take courage to answer this question, but the inner process is extremely powerful and helpful. Your answers can take you into a supportive and marvelous feeling of connection and a stronger bond with someone that may have gotten lost when there were too many words.
5. “True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island..to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” ~ Baltasar Gracian (Visit here for a great quote website with tons of friendship sayings, including more quotes by Baltasar Gracian)
Again, the theme of gratitude has come up. It is a powerful practice to focus on things you are grateful for. At night, before bed, consider keeping a gratitude journal. Write down a list of all the amazing friends in your life and the gifts they share. This will solidify the friendship and keep the flow of positive energy going.
6. “I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.” ~Katherine Mansfield
There is nothing like the feeling of “being gotten” by someone. We all love to feel seen for who we are. But sometimes we have to give this gift in order to receive it.
Try this powerful practice:
Spend a full day letting your friends be exactly as they are without them having to explain a thing. Just feel appreciation for them and for who they are…
7. “Life has taught me that respect, caring and love must be shared, for it’s only through sharing that friendships are born.” ~Donna A. Favors
Sharing is key. We each have spiritual gifts to offer each other that uplift and support each other. Although we need alone time, we also need to balance it with together time. Have you found such a balance with your friends? If so, then job well done. If not, what steps can you take to bring more balance in this area? Is there something which needs to be communicated clearly and honestly to create more balance? Meditate on that for a while….
8. “Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Yes. When in doubt always take it back inside. Be kind to yourself and your friendships will change for the better. You are responsible for how you feel and how you relate to others. Be the friend to yourself you want to have. Treat yourself as you want to be treated.
9. “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” ~Karl Menninger
Listening is one of the greatest gifts we can offer our friends, and one way to become a better listener is to listen to your breath and your body. Be in your body when you relate with your friends. Notice and feel your breath. Relax. Open to it. Your friendships will blossom, deepen and glow as a result.
10. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” ~ Elizabeth Foley
Trust that everyone is on their perfect path. You are and your friends are.
All friendships are ultimately spiritual teachers for us. Yes, they can be challenging, and friends sometimes push our buttons! But if you think of friendships as a spiritual practice it sets a tone for great fun, healing and enjoyment.
We would like to end this post with a beautiful poem. The third line is on friendship, but the whole thing sheds light on our power to deeply connect, support and affect others. All it takes is one person to create magic and miracles…
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring,
One smile can begin a friendship,
One hand can lift a soul,
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal,
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam can light a room,
One candle can wipe out darkness,
One laugh can conquer gloom,
One hope can raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care,
One voice can wake up everybody,
One life can make the difference,
be that one today.
Please also have a look here at this collection of wonderful quotes: Great and inspiring quotes by Cari L. Murphy