65 Small Circle Quotes To Share With Your Closest Friends

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Feb 12, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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When we talk about friendship we mean a long-term commitment, an investment that will last an eternity.

It's aptly put that friends are the most precious possession of life. Without friendship, the journey of life becomes a void.

A small circle of true friends is irreplaceable. To have a small circle of friends means to have a close-knit group of friends that is few in number but scores high in the friendship league.

So, if you cherish the company of your close friends, then these 'why is a small circle good' quotes have been crafted just for you.

If you like our quotes, then check out [small town quotes] and childhood friends quotes.

Famous Small Circle Of Friends Quotes

It's often said that one must always keep a small circle of friends rather than a large group of accomplices. Here are some small circle of friends quotes from some celebrated luminaries.

1. “Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.”

- H. W. Longfellow.

2. “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

- Mark Twain.

3. “Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

- Albert Camus.

4. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”

– J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone'.

5. “Friendship is not about whom you know the longest. It is about who came and never left.”

- Paulo Coelho.

6. “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”

- William Butler Yeats.

7. “Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

- Albert Einstein.

8. “Singing live is my favorite. When people sing along to your songs, the circle is complete.”

- Hunter Hayes.

9. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

10. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”

- Plutarch.

11. “Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.”

- Kahlil Gibran.

12. “Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”

- Washington Irving.

13. “Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.”

- Virginia Woolf.

14. “Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.”

- Benjamin Franklin.

15. “You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.”

- Indira Gandhi.

16. “The wheel is come full circle.”

- Shakespeare.

17. “An elusive, enigmatic aura will make people want to know more...Create such a power by hinting at something contradictory within you.”

- Robert Greene.

18. “Stay out of the loop, the club, the inner circle.”

- Michael Leunig.

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed Quotes

If you are well acquainted with this English proverb then you need to read along for some more enlightening proverbs on true friendship.

19. “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow, but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, for he hath not another to help him up.”

- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, The Bible.

20. “To remove a fly from a friend's forehead never use a hatchet.”

- African Proverb.

21. “Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.”

- Sicilian Proverb.

22. “A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.”

– Irish Proverb.

23. “Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”

- Swedish Proverb.

24. “No road is long with good company.”

- Turkish Proverb.

25. “Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you.”

- African Proverb.

'Winnie The Pooh' Quotes

Sayings From Winnie The Pooh

While taking lessons on friendship, we can never miss out on our favorite, Pooh and his friends. Friendship goals are what we see in Pooh and Piglet.

26. “A friend is someone who helps you up when you’re down, and if they can’t, they lay down beside you and listen.”

- 'Winnie The Pooh'.

27. “It’s not what we have, but who we have.”

- 'Winnie The Pooh'.

28. “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.”

- 'Winnie The Pooh'.

29. “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.”

- 'Winnie The Pooh'.

30. "'We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.

'Even longer.' Pooh answered."

- 'Winnie The Pooh'.

31. “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”

- 'Winnie The Pooh'.

Keep Your Circle Small Quotes

A small circle of friends implies true and intimate relationship. Keep your circle small and keep your friends close to you. Sometimes life offers solace in little bursts of laughter and joy.

32. “Surround yourself with those who won’t compete but will revel in your success and see your ascent as a reflection of their own possibilities.”

- T. D. Jakes.

33. “We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle, where every road forks into two you must make a decision.”

- C. S. Lewis.

34. “I'm not comfortable being around too many people, I don't like doing celebrity stuff. So I'm like people who don't always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.”

- Adam Sandler.

35. “Trust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends.”

- Eminem.

36. “Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.”

- C.J. Langenhoven.

Know Your Circle Quotes

Friendship prevails when you know them through hardships and sorrows, joy and ecstasy. You need to know your friends before choosing your circle.

37. “You too? I thought I was the only one.”

- C. S. Lewis.

38. “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, an evil friend will wound your mind.”

- Buddha.

39. “There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”

- Sylvia Plath.

40. “A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

- Markus Zusak.

41. “The ideal performance is when that group of strangers sitting in the dark gets energy from the group in the light and sends energy back to us. When it really works, a perfect circle is formed.”

- Glenda Jackson.

42. “'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”

- Charles Lamb.

43. “A friend to all is a friend to none.”

- Aristotle.

44. “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”

- Amy Peohler.

45. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”

- Alice Walker.

46. “Know yourself; keep your circle tight. Keep your friends and your work circle tight.”

- Rita Ora.

47. “The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur... Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?”

- Jules Verne.

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

- Clifton Faidman.

49. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

- Marcel Proust.

50. “Truth springs from argument amongst friends.”

- David Hume.

51. “Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.”

- George Eliot.

52. “Friends are proved by adversity.”

- Cicero.

53. “If you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal.”

- Oprah Winfrey.

Friendship Is Love Quotes

No friendship circle is complete without the warmth of love and affection. Love, care and trust prepare the groundwork for a lasting friendship.

54. “Friendship is a sheltering tree.”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

55. “We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.”

- Orson Welles.

56. “All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

57. “Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.”

- Jules Renard.

58. “To love someone is to isolate him from the world...It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.”

- Jean Baudrillard.

59. “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.”

– Emily Kimbrough.

60. “Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.”

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

61. “Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”

- Karl A. Menninger.

62. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

- Abraham Lincoln.

63. “Love is always bestowed as a gift... We don't love to be loved; we love to love.”

- Leo Buscaglia.

64. “Of all the things which wisdom provides, the greatest is the possession of friendship.”

- Epicurus.

65. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

- Mother Teresa.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for small circle quotes then why not take a look at hometown quotes, or community quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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