INTERNATIONAL Friendship Day is TODAY, so what better time to tell your friends how much you appreciate them?
But what quotes and poems can you use to pay homage to your pals? We’ve complied a handy list for you.
What is International Friendship Day?
The day is officially recognised by the UN and is used to promote solidarity and friendship, as well as encourage people to continue helping and protecting other people.
It’s a day to tell your friends you appreciate them and send them some love, whether in person or on social media.
Friendship Day quotes
“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” – Orson Welles
“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
“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elisabeth Foley
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” – Ed Cunningham
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” – Helen Keller
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“It seems they had always been, and always would be, friends. Time could change, but not that.” – Winnie the Pooh
Friendship Day poems
My Everything Friend By Joanna Fuchs
You magnify my happiness
When I am feeling glad;
You help to heal my injured heart
Whenever I am sad.
You’re such a pleasure in my life;
I hope that you can see
How meaningful your friendship is;
You’re a total joy to me.
Love and Friendship by Emily Bronte
Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?
The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?
Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He still may leave thy garland green.
Truly A Friend By Karl and Joanna Fuchs
Someone to lean on when problems appear,
Someone on whom you’d depend,
Someone who’ll lift you when you’re down in the dumps,
That someone is truly a friend.
That’s how I feel about you my dear friend;
You’re so special just as you are.
Just to know that you’re there provides comfort to spare;
A friendship like yours sets the bar.
Success by Edgar A. Guest
I hold no dream of fortune vast,
Nor seek undying fame.
I do not ask when life is past
That many know my name.
I may not own the skill to rise
To glory’s topmost height,
Nor win a place among the wise,
But I can keep the right.
And I can live my life on earth
Contented to the end,
If but a few shall know my worth
And proudly call me friend.
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A Friend by Gillian Jones
A person who will listen and not condemn
Someone on whom you can depend
They will not flee when bad times are here
Instead they will be there to lend an ear
They will think of ways to make you smile
So you can be happy for a while
When times are good and happy there after
They will be there to share the laughter
Do not forget your friends at all
For they pick you up when you fall
Do not expect to just take and hold
Give friendship back, it is pure gold.