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Great Friendship Quotes for Kids

Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts.  Unlike some things, like your bedtime, your friends are your choice.  Starting a new friendship can be exciting, but building a great friendship takes work!  Being a TRUE friend means:

  • Being helpful
  • Sticking up for your friend
  • Supporting them
  • Listening well
  • Sharing with them
  • Being honest

Here are some great quotes that get at the heart of what friendship is all about:

    • “Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.” – Plautus
    • “No road is long with good company.” – Turkish proverb
    • “A true friend is the greatest of all blessings.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld”
    • “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” – Unknown
    • “The best mirror is an old friend.” – George Herbert
    • ʺTruly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.ʺ – G. RandolfʺIt’s a good thing to be rich and a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends.ʺ – Oliver Wendell Holmes
    • ʺThe best things in life aren’t things…they’re your friends.ʺ – Anonymous
    • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched….but are felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller
    • “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle
    • “What is a friend? I will tell you…it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” – Frank Crane
    • “A good friend remembers what we were and sees what we can be.” – Unknown
    • “A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be somewhere else.” – Unknown
    • “A friend loveth at all times.” – Proverbs 17:17
    • “Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows.” – Unknown

This video shows incredible friendships between some very unusual partners!

Additional Resources:

Here are some IMK posts that highlight friendship at its finest!

Topics for Discussion:

      • Do you have a best friend? What makes him or her so special to you?
      • What do you think would happen in the world if everyone tried to be a bit more friendly?

Take Action:

      • Visit the Amazon page for “How Kids Make Friends” for a great book to help with your efforts at friendship!
      • Visit the Random Acts of Kindness website to learn terrific ways you can be a friend to others!

Teacher Features:

    • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
    • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.
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