They can be funny, inspiring, truthful, profound, or somehow, all of the above. There is no shortage of quotes out there, and they’re definitely not all created equal. But when you find the good ones, they stay with you, and can teach us a lot about life and friendship; what to stand for, what to accept, what to walk away from, as well as how to conduct our own behaviour.

We’ve done some digging through the masses on the internet and narrowed it down to ten of our favourite quotes about life and friendship. From Dr. Seuss to Maya Angelou, these quotes hit the nail on the head when it comes to living your best life.

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”

~ David Tyson Gentry

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

~ Dr. Seuss

“Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.”

~ Alexander Dumas

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.”

~ Hubert H. Humphrey

“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together.”

~ Jon Katz

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.”

~ Walt Disney

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

~ Maya Angelou

“The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.”

~ Simon Sinek

Tell us, are there any you would add? What are some of your favourite quotes or sayings?

Written by Christine Tompa for Amintro, the social app for those fifty plus.

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