When you look back on high school, you won't necessarily remember every grade you got on an assignment, or even every game you won with your team.
But you'll never forget the crazy times you have with your best friends.
It's hard when friends move away, or you part ways when it's time for college, but we think these quotes say it all when you don't know how to express how much someone's friendship means to you. Put them in a card, use them as Instagram captions, or just text them to your pals to let them know you appreciate them.
For the long-distance friend...
"Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes." — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), essayist
"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." — Elisabeth Foley (dates unknown), writer
“A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” — Lois Wyse (1926-2007), advertising executive and author
For the friend who's always there for you...
"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." ― William Shakespeare (1564-1616), playwright
"Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them." — Anna Taylor (dates unknown), author
"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." ― Linda Grayson (dates unknown), author
For a new friend...
"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." — Amy Poehler (1971-present), actress
"Some souls just understand each other upon meeting." — N.R. Hart (dates unknown), poet
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” — C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), author
On being a good friend...
“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” — Plutarch (46-120), historian
“If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.” — Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942), poet
“It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.” — Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983), journalist
And lastly, this great quote...
“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.”
— Joseph Addison (1672-1719), English essayist
That’s a wrap for friendship quotes! Comment with your favorite quote, and make sure to check out the link below to find out more about our summer camps—and find like-minded friends this summer!