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30 + Best Friends Quotes that will make you cry (Perfect for Instagram captions!)

Everyone has that one best friend. Someone that means the world to you. Why not show them how much you care with these best friend quotes that will make you cry (perfect for a birthday card or an Instagram caption!)

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Best friends quotes that make you cry

Here are 50+ of our favourite best friend quotes that make you cry (guaranteed!):

  1. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’ – C.S. Lewis
  2. There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. – Linda Grayson
  3. Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.
  4. You’re my best friend because I wouldn’t dare be this weird with someone else.
  5. My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford
  6. Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is – if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want –  Sabrina Bryan
  7. Here’s a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That’s not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm’s way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship –  Eric Massa
  8. A good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you write them.
  9. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. – Henry David Thoreau
  10. Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.
  11. Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you”, and proved it.
  12. No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth –  Robert Southey
  13. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down – Oprah Winfrey
  14. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. – Henri Nouwen
  15. I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. – Plutarch
  16. The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
    – Elisabeth Foley
  17. A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have. – Irish Proverb
  18. Remember, you don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of.
  19. I have learned that friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who came and never left your side –  Yolanda Hadid
  20. Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius
  21. Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
    – Thomas J. Watson
  22. The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne – Samuel Johnson
  23. Came but for friendship, and took away love –  Thomas Moore
  24. There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.– Thomas Aquinas
  25. Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree –  Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  26. True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks –  St. Jerome
  27. The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. – Henry David Thoreau
  28. You are my best friend, my human diary, and my other half. You mean the world to me and i LOVE you.
  29. My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of  – Jodie Foster
  30. Remember that a gesture of friendship, no matter how small, is always appreciated  – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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