Fun Friendship Facts & Quotes

“Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.”

- Ed Cunningham

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Friendship is…not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t tried the meaning of friendship, you haven’t really learned anything.”

- Muhammad Ali
Friendship Fact:

First graders keep only about half of their friendships from fall to spring. Fourth-graders maintain about three-quarters of their friendships across the school year.

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

- Abraham Lincoln

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

- Dale Carnegie

“Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'”

- C. S. Lewis
Friendship Fact:

Kids argue as much or more with friends than nonfriends! This is partly because friends spend more time together than nonfriends and partly because what a friend says or does matters more to us than what someone we’re not close to says or does. Luckily, friends are also more likely to resolve conflicts fairly, in a way that allows the relationship to continue.

“The best mirror is an old friend.”

- George Herbert

“The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you in the right.”

- Mark Twain

“Don’t walk behind me;
I may not lead.
Don’t walk in front of me;
I may not follow.
Just walk beside me
and be my friend.”

- Albert Camus
Friendship Fact:

A clique is a group of friends. Cliques usually involve three to nine kids hanging out in groups of all boys or all girls. Cliques don’t have to be bad or mean. By age 11, most kids say they are members of a clique.

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”

- The Beatles

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”

- Jim Morrison

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

- Helen Keller
Friendship Fact:

In 1997, the United Nations declared Winnie-the-Pooh, the teddy bear character created by author A. A. Milne, to be the international Ambassador of Friendship.

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

- Aristotle

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

- Thomas Aquinas

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

- Linda Grayson
Friendship Fact:

By age 7, almost 2/3 of children (65%) say they have had an imaginary friend at some point in their lives. Elementary school kids mostly say their invisible friends are invisible. More than one out of every four children (27%) have an imaginary friend that their parents don’t know about. Sometimes imaginary friends can be annoying!