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60+ Great Childhood Friends Quotes Perfect For Old Friends

Find the best childhood friends quotes when old friends meet.

A friend is someone very special in our lives.

Childhood best friends are even more special, as they have been with us from the beginnings. A childhood friend is a friend who you have known since you were both children, maintaining that friendship and remaining friends into adulthood is truly magical.

To all those with friends from childhood, this article will encourage you to cherish your friendship with each other when you get to reunite. If you don't know what to say to your childhood friend, why not share one of these best friend quotes? This article includes lots of childhood friend quotes and best friend quotes. Best friend quotes are quotes for the most treasured friend you have, your best friend.

For more friendship quotes, check out these childhood quotes and [old friends quotes] too.

Quotes About Childhood Friendships

Childhood friends know our highs and lows the best, they know us inside out. Let's take a look at some 'friends since childhood' quotes to share with our precious childhood buddies.

1. "We do not remember days, we remember moments."

- Cesare Pavese, 'Compendium'.

2. "If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older."

- Tom Stoppard.

3. "I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memory. Some happy, some sad, I think of childhood friends, and the dreams we had in our world."

-Styx.

4."“Friends aren’t forever. They’re not even for a while. They come into your life and they leave when something or someone changes."

- Krista Ritchie, 'Hothouse Flower'.

5."There’s no friend like someone who has known you since you were five"

- Anne Stevenson.

6."All of my friends, I consider childhood friends because we met when I was probably 13, and I’m still friends with them today. It’s nice that I have that core group."

- Rachel Bilson.

7."Childhood friends are the benchmark of our lives, no matter where we go, what we do. They will always come by and take you to the place where you belong. "

- Burhan Din Wani.

8."We’ve become something of a family."

- Krista Ritchie, 'Kiss The Sky'.

9."I speak to my childhood friends almost everyday over the internet."

- Alessandra Ambrosio.

10."Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side."

- Ally Condie.

11."There’s something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace"

-Lisa Whelchel.

12."“I need you to know that I’m not going anywhere. I’ll always be here when you come home."

- Krista Ritchie, 'Addicted For Now'.

13."“A bad day can overturn into a better one. And all we have to do is be with each other."

-  Krista Ritchie, 'Addicted After All'.

Old Friends Quotes

For the most-treasured old friends in our life, we have a list of old friend quotes you can share with each other when you meet.

Find the best quotes for old friends.

14."Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."

- Francis Bacon.

15."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.

16."A guitar is like an old friend that is there with me."

-B. B. King.

17."The best mirror is an old friend."

-George Herbert.

18."Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends."

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

19."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.

20."About 70 percent of the district was new. It was a short amount of time to get to know hundreds and thousands of people. But with the help and support of old friends, we built a grassroots operation organically from the ground up."

- Adam Kinzinger.

21."Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend."

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

22."And though thou notest from thy safe recess 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 Taylor Coleridge.

23."As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful."

- Cicero.

24."Beautiful memories are like old friends. They may not always be on your mind, but they are forever in your heart."

- Susan Gale.

25."Beta decay was… like a dear old friend. There would always be a special place in my heart reserved especially for it."

- Chien-Shiung Wu.

26."Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older."

- John Dos Passos.

27."Change to me is like an old friend. It’s not my enemy anymore. And I know it will keep coming back to visit again and again to teach me something new. "

- Phyllis George.

28."It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

29."Cheese, wine, and a friend must be old to be good."

- Reinhold Niebuhr.

30."I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded."

-Coy Bowles.

31."He felt lost and alone without his old friend, though he barely recognized him anymore. He wondered if they could ever be friends again."

- Erin Hunter.

32."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.

Special Quotes For Friends

Friendship is very precious. Let us have a look here at some quotes for best friends that we want to send to all the dear friends in our life.

Share these best friend quotes with your best friend.

33."Ten minutes with a genuine friend is better than years spent with anyone less."

- Crystal Woods, 'Write Like No One Is Reading 2'.

34."Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival."

- C.S. Lewis.

35."A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked."

-Bernard Meltzer.

36."Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero.

37."One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention."

- Clifton Fadiman.

38."Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

- Anais Nin.

39."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.

40."Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world."

- John Evelyn.

41."Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."

- Muhammad Ali.

42."Friendship is a gift that is fair in all things. It roots from one’s heart and involves memories that stay not for a while but life."

- Unknown*.

43."A true friend is someone who is there for you when they would rather be someplace else."

-Len Wein.

44."Everyone has a ‘best friend’ during each stage of life, but only lucky ones have the same one."

- Unknown*.

45."You can through life and make new friend every year -every month practically -but there was never substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years."

- Alexander Mccall Smith.

46."Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."

- Unknown*.

47."Childhood bonds last longer, because if you can trust a person sitting behind on a bicycle that has no brakes, you can trust that person with your life."

- Rahul Kaushik.

48."Friends are the most important part of your life. Treasure the tears, treasure the laughter, but most importantly, treasure the memories."

- Dave Brenner.

49."A real friend is one who helps us to think our best thoughts, do our noblest deeds, and be our finest selves."

- Elizabeth George.

50."Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one'."

- C.S. Lewis.

51."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.

52."A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down."

- Arnold H. Glasow.

53. "There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing."

- Jennifer Aniston.

54."As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friend or ardent enemy, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to the task."

- Diogenes.

55. "Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends."

- Richard Bach.

56."Friends are the angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

- Lorraine K. Mitchell.

57."Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit."

- Aristotle.

58."This the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected."

- Charles Lamb.

59." I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light."  

- Helen Keller.

60. "The road to a friend’s house is never long."

-  Danish Proverb.

61. "Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer."

- Ed Cunningham.

62."No friendship is an accident."

- O. Henry, 'Heart Of The West'.

63."Don’t expect your friend to be a perfect person but, help your friend to become a perfect person that’s true friendship."

-  Mother Teresa.

64. "Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie."

-  Robert Brault.

At Kidadl, we have created lots of family-friendly quotes for everyone! If you liked our childhood friends quotes, why not take a look at these 'Winnie The Pooh' friendship quotes and [best friend quotes] for more?

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