49 Old Friends Quotes and Sayings for You

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You will find below our best collection of inspirational, motivational, and famous old friends quotes and old friends sayings.

Old Friends Quotes and Sayings

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

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

It’s always great to see old friends, especially those I have not been able to see in 15 months. ~ William Regal.

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


There’s no friends like the old friends. ~ James Joyce.

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

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

Best Old Friends Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

The best mirror is an old friend. ~ George Herbert.

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

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

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

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.

Top Old Friends Quotes and Sayings

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

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

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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

Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it’s like they didn’t fade away at all. ~ Bob Dylan.

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


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

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

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

Popular Old Friends Quotes and Sayings

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

It’s exciting to play against old teammates, old friends. ~ Jessica McDonald.

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

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.

Famous Old Friends Quotes and Sayings

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

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. ~ Athenaeus.


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

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

There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends. ~ Sylvia Plath.

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

How unspeakably the lengthening of memories in common endears our old friends! ~ George Eliot.

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

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

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

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.

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

Old friends and old wine are best. ~ German Proverb.

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.

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Sarah Walton

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