Old Friends Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old old friends quotes, old friends sayings, and old friends proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The best mirror is an old friend.     

George Herbert

With clothes the new are the best, with friends the old are the best.     


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make new friends, but don't forget the old, One is silver, the other is gold.     


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

John Webster

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

Samuel Johnson

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.      

H. Jackson Brown

Old friends are best.     

John Selden

To be with old friends is very warming and comforting.     

Ian Ziering

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

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

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.     


It takes a long time to grow an old friend.     

John Leonard

There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met.     

Jim Henson

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

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

Gelett Burgess

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It's an insane world but in it there is one sanity, the loyalty of old friends.     

Ben Hur

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

Shanna Rodriguez

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

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

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


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

William Hazlitt

Old friends die on you, and they're irreplaceable. You become dependent.     

Lionel Blue

We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.     

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

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


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

Elmer G. Letterman

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

Susan Gale

Old stories are like old friends? You have to visit them from time to time.     

George R.R. Martin

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