69 Old Friends Quotes

  • There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

 

  • Of oil, wine, and friends, the oldest is the best. – Portuguese Proverb

 

  • Whoever neglects old friends for the sake of new deserves what he gets if he loses both. – Aesop

 

  • In forming new friendships, forget not old friends. – Roman Proverb

 

  • Once a friend, always a friend. – Kurdish Proverb

 

  • We must never sell old friends to buy old enemies. – Abraham Lincoln

 

  • Old friends and old ways ought not to be disdained. – Danish Proverb

 

  • You can’t make old friends. You either have them or you don’t. – Kenny Rogers

 

  • It’s the worst part of seeing old friends: when your rose-colored memories become undone by reality. – Brad Meltzer

 

  • Do not abandon old friends;, for new ones cannot equal them. A new friend is like new wine; when it has aged, you can drink it with pleasure. – Unknown

 

  • It takes a long time to grow an old friend. – John Leonard

 

  • Old friend at least one old friend. – Guy Clark

 

  • Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable to him. A new friend is a new wine; when if is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. – Bible

 

  • Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

  • As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful. – Cicero

 

  • To be with old friends is very warming and comforting. – Ian Ziering

 

  • There is only one thing better than making a new friend, and that is keeping an old one. – Elmer G. Letterman

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  • Spend a new penny on an old friend and share an old pleasure with a new friend. – Chinese Proverb

 

  • Say what you want about aging, it’s still the only way to have old friends. – Robert Brault

 

  • Old friends and old wine are best. – German Proverb

 

  • Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend. – G.K. Chesterton

 

  • A man’s growth is seen in the successsive choirs of his friends. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • When we are old, our friends find it difficult to please us, and are less concerned whether we be pleased or not. – Jonathan Swift

 

  • It’s best to have an old friend far away, than a new friend nearby that makes you question your care. – Shanna Rodriguez

 

  • Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. – Dalai Lama

 

  • You can make a new friend but you can’t make an old one. – Tom Bodett

 

  • Condiments are like old friends, highly thought of, but often taken for granted. – Marilyn Kaytor

 

  • With clothes the new are the best, with friends the old are the best. – Unknown

 

  • Old friends, we say, are best, when some sudden disillusionment shakes our faith in a new comrade. – Gelett Burgess

 

  • We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young. – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

 

  • An old friend met in a far country is like rain after a drought. – Chinese Proverb

 

  • There’s no friends like the old friends. – James Joyce

 

  • Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best. – Duchess of Malfy

 

  • In dress, the newest is the finest; in friends, the oldest is the best. – Korean Proverb

 

  • No one leaves an old friend unless they are ashamed. – Julian Casablancas

 

  • Old stories are like old friends? You have to visit them from time to time. – George R.R. Martin

 

  • Beautiful memories are like old friends. They may not always be on your mind, but they are forever in your heart. – Susan Gale

 

  • There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met. – Jim Henson

 

  • Tell me, why are the old friends kind, And ever the tenderest, too? Youth has no art, but an open mind, And its love is sincere and true. – Edwin Leibfreed

 

  • Exercise is like an old friend: You may not be able to see that friend all the time, but you’re not mad when you see them, you’re happy, and you get right back into it. – Bethenny Frankel

 

  • When we forget old friends, it is a sign we have forgotten ourselves. – William Hazlitt

 

  • New friends may be poems but old friends are alphabets. Don’t forget the alphabets because you will need them to read the poems. – William Shakespeare

 

  • It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • I keep my old friends, and get older with them, but push young. It’s good to be surrounded by kids, because they keep you young. – Carine Roitfeld

 

  • One should not forsake old friends for new, because the old friends, having already proven their calibre, are more trustworthy. – G. Llewellyn Watson

 

  • Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best. – John Webster

 

  • My old friend, I recall the times we had hanging on my wall. I wouldn’t trade them for gold ‘cause they laugh and they cry me, somehow sanctify me. They’re woven in the stories I have told and tell again. – Tim McGraw

 

  • Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses. – Robert Burton

 

  • The best mirror is an old friend. – George Herbert

 

  • Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of. – Sarah Orne Jewett

 

  • There’s a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die—their silence. For a while an echo stays in your ear. You hear a laugh, a knowing phrase or two, a certain quality of enunciation. Then, nothing. Another death takes place—voices. – Ben Hecht

 

  • When you meet with your old friends, you recollect some of the finest moments of your life and find yourself in a joy that has no comparison. – Syed Badiuzzaman

 

  • It’s an insane world but in it there is one sanity, the loyalty of old friends. – Ben Hur

 

  • Old friends are the great blessing of one’s later years . . . They have a memory of the same events and have the same mode of thinking. – Horace Walpole

 

  • We need new friends; some of us are cannibals who have eaten their old friends up; others must have ever-renewed audiences before whom to re-enact an ideal version of their lives. – Logan Pearsall Smith

 

  • Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends. – H. Jackson Brown

 

  • One old friend is better than two new ones. – Yiddish Proverb

 

  • Make new friends, but don’t forget the old, One is silver, the other is gold. – Unknown

 

  • Old friends die on you, and they’re irreplaceable. You become dependent. – Lionel Blue

 

  • It’s not good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of peple, and the only thing is to face it. – W. Somerset Maughan

 

  • An old friend never can be found, and nature has provided that he cannot easily be lost. – Samuel Johnson

 

  • Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. – Mary Catherwood

 

  • You don’t have to have anything in common with people you’ve known since you were five. With old friends, you’ve got your whole life in common. – Lyle Lovett

 

  • When old friends get together, everything else fades to insignificance. – Robert Lynn Aspri

 

  • Old friends are best. – John Selden

 

  • Old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air; love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were. – Samuel Coleridge Taylor

 

  • It’s less the words they say than those they leave unsaid that split old friends apart. – Frederick Buechner

 

  • Finding an old friend is like finding a lost treasure. – Anthony Douglas Williams

 

  • To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again. – Ricky Nelson