The power of friendship cannot be underestimated. Those with good friends outlive those that don’t by 20%. If you have a great friendship in your life, you know how powerful it can be. To demonstrate the power of friendship, this article has compiled some of the strongest quotes targeted towards each facet of friendship.
Through reading each of these quotes you can learn just why friendship is so important and why it’s indiscriminate.
“Good friends help you to find the most important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.” – Doe Zantamata
Friends support you even through the hardest times. Take being an entrepreneur as an example. When you are stressed and you have no idea where to turn, your friends can inspire you to achieve greater things. They can help you get through the harsh realities of being an entrepreneur.
A strong friendship will show you exactly what you need to do next. These are the people you need in your life to help you to understand how strong you are and to get you back on track during your darkest times.
“However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.” – Albert Einstein
This quote is one of the most attention-grabbing Tweets you will find floating around in the world of social media. Again, this shows you how strong friendship can be. But this isn’t the part that you should be looking at. Einstein has shown how rare true friends can be.
It’s not easy to find a friend that sticks with you for life. The majority of people have friends, but they are often toxic people who add no real value. You need to learn to cut toxic people from your life so you can concentrate on those who are actually lifting you up.
You never truly know whether someone is a friend until they come through for you when everyone else has already abandoned you. And the number of true friends you actually have may shock you. It’s far smaller than you think.
“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” – Ed Cunningham
The most common question you receive every day is the question that enquiries after how you are doing, or some other variation of. The problem with this question is it’s so often empty. The other person doesn’t really care how you feel because they are so wrapped up in their own problems.
Unless the answer is ‘good’ you are doing it wrong. It can make the world seem like a rather empty place because you are realizing that people are so absorbed within themselves to care about you.
But true friends are different. When they ask the question they are truly interested in what you have to say. And they don’t want to hear the standard answer you give to everyone else. They want to know how you are doing, and if you do have any problems they are going to do their best to do something about them.
Think back to the last person who actually paid attention when they asked that question.
“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Seneca
The world can be a dark and lonely place when it seems like nobody understands you. It’s a common problem with teenagers. The only friends they have are the people they go to school with. These are relationships of convenience, as opposed to true friendship.
A true friend will understand you and you will be able to discuss anything with them. Unlike an emotionally abusive relationship where the other person will make no attempt to understand, you will be the number one priority for that person.
“Silence makes the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck
What this quote pertains to is the idea that you never need to say anything because your friends already fully understand you. It’s difficult to find another human being who fully understands you, but in a true friendship, you can find that right person for you.
Finding true friendship isn’t easy and it will take a lot of time and effort, especially as the digital world has redefined friendship. Most people can count on one hand how many true friends they have in the world. But by finding the right people you can enhance your life because friends make you healthy, happy, and stronger. There’s nothing stronger than a real friendship.
What do you think is the most inspirational quote that defines the power of friendship?