13 Friendship Quotes to Celebrate our Best Buddies!
True friends can be hard to come by, but they are so important. They’re the people who stand by your side through thick and thin, serve as your go-to travel buddy and often offer you words of encouragement to keep you positive no matter what life throws your way.
This is not always the case for everyone, so when you do find a great friend who can keep your deepest secrets and support you in all that you do, it is important to let them know just how much they mean to you.
And what better way to do so than sharing one of these 13 friendship quotes! Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s day and need a sweet message to send to a friend, or simply are looking for something to say a small thankful… these short yet meaningful quotes will show that special friend how much they mean to you!
13 Friendship Quotes to Download & Share
Quality Friends Make You Physically Healthier
Friendships improve your health on nearly every level. In fact, research shows that they are just as important as diet and exercise.
Physically, social connection is linked to lower blood pressure, lower B.M.I., less inflammation, and a reduced risk of diabetes across all age groups.
But it’s important to remember that this only applies to quality friendships with people who inspire you to become a better version of yourself.
A quality friend is likely to share some of these traits:
- Is kind and compassionate
- Accepts you for who you are
- Values your time
- Respects your boundaries
- Supports you during hard times
- Is fun to be around
- Is honest and trustworthy
- Encourages you to grow and improve
- Inspires and uplifts you
Friendships Make You Happier
Fame and fortune don’t necessarily create happiness. But research shows that friendship does.
One of the longest-running human studies on happiness has shown that relationships are the number one key indicator of joy and happiness.
Beginning in 1939, the Harvard Study of Adult Development started collecting data on the lives of 268 Harvard graduates and 456 Boston men.
For the past 80 years, researchers accumulated data from physical examinations, and completed medical histories, interviews, and questionnaires. Their goal? To uncover “what psychosocial variables and biological processes from earlier in life predict health and well-being in late life.”
The results were astounding yet shockingly simple.
At the end of it all, the only factor they could correlate with happiness was the quality of their human relationships!
Close friendships, familial connections, and marriages surpassed other variables like social class, genetics, I.Q., fame, or fortune.
Therefore, cultivating just a handful of close friendships today is what will lead to more fulfillment and happiness as you age.
You can learn more about Harvard’s happiness study in this video:
So say a big thank you to your closest friends by sharing these special quotes with them!
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