Friends are some of the most important people in our lives, probably second only to family. Your best friends accept you for who you are, and you never have to pretend to be someone you’re not when you’re with them. Here are five of the most funny quotes of all time about friendship that you can share with your best friends!
“Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.” – Robert Bloch
This joke is the kind of inappropriate and silly joke you would tell to one of your best buds. Despite the obvious humor, the sentiment is actually quite nice, in that friendship leaves you with a warm feeling that comes from having such a profound bond with someone who isn’t your family. Having a friend is a unique experience that we sometimes take for granted, so by sharing this joke with a friend, you’re also telling them that you value the “warmth” of their friendship.
“God gave us relatives; thank god we can choose our friends.” – Ethel Mumford
Continuing off the point from the last quote, family are probably the most important people in your life – but you didn’t choose them. You’re stuck with your family, like it or not. In contrast, friends are people you have chosen to purposely surround yourself with. The fact that you can choose your friends is a blessing, and should not be taken for granted. The better the people you surround yourself with, the better a person you will ultimately become.
“The best way to lie is to tell the truth… carefully edited truth.” – Anonymous
Best friends have the benefit of being able to tell each other anything without being judged, but there are times when your friend needs to hear the harsh truth. When you need to tell your best friend something serious, or confess something to them, you will likely bend the truth in order to spare your best friend’s feelings. Best friends will understand, and forgive, if need be.
“Want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.” – Harry S. Truman
While Truman was commenting on American politics, he is also highlighting the importance of friendship, especially when you’re surrounded by politicians! Sure, a dog is “man’s best friend,” but it’s hard to be best friends with your dog, because it’s hard to share and grow together, like people do, with a dog. Your best friend should be as loyal as any dog you’ll ever encounter, and should be there when you need them.
“At every party there are two kinds of people: those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” – Ann Landers
…or they are best friends? In that case, one would likely be staying at the party to support the other, either to help set up or chaperone a date, or just to make sure both friends get home all right. Best friends tend to get involved in our romantic lives because friends want to make sure that the person you choose to date is good for you, that that they will treat you with the love and respect you deserve. Best friends make life worth living, and some things you laugh at with your friends are things you just can’t talk about with your family. Share these funny quotes with your best friends to thank them for being there for you, like you’re there for them!