81 Long Distance Friendship Quotes

Long distance friendships can be difficult to maintain, but they can also be some of the most rewarding relationships. If you’re looking for a little inspiration to help you stay connected to your long distance friends, check out these quotes about friendship.

From funny sayings about missing your friend to heartfelt messages about the power of friendship, these quotes capture what it’s like to have a best friend who is far away. So whether you’re searching for the perfect Instagram caption or just want to feel nostalgic about your own long distance friendships, these 81 friendship quotes are sure to do the trick.

Let the long distance friendship quotes begin!

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1) “A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

Long Distance Friendship Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

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2) “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

3) “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

4) “All days are nights to see till I see thee, and nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.” – William Shakespeare

5) “A friend allows you distance, but is never far away.” – Unknown

6) “As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence.” – Alcibiades

7) “Friendship isn’t based on geography.” – Unknown

8) “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.” – Socrates

9) “Just because things are not at their best right now does not mean that we should give up. Gold is tested in fire, and something precious like love needs distance to be tested.” – Olga Peters

10) “Being far apart in miles doesn’t dampen our smiles.” – Unknown

11) “Love is the bridge that binds our friendship.” – Unknown

12) “I don’t cry because we’ve been separated by distance, and for a matter of years. Why? Because for as long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” – Donna Lynn Hope

13) “If the days won’t allow us to see each other, memories will, and if my eyes can’t see you, my heart will never forget you.” – Unknown

14) “Distance does not matter if two hearts are loyal to one another.” – Unknown

The strength of friendship…

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15) “Miles can’t diminish the strength of friendship.” – Unknown

16) “Don’t be dismayed at 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

17) “There’s no distance that can make forget you.” – Unknown

18) “Even if you are far away, you are always close to my heart. It’s good that we are far away because we learn the patient to wait for each other.” – Unknown

19) “Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.” – Tryon Edwards

20) “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

21) “Friends forever never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” – Unknown

22) “A friend allows you distance, but is never far away.” – Unknown

23) “True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” – Unknown

24) “Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.” – John Evelyn

25) “Geography doesn’t matter with a friendship like ours.” – Unknown

26) “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” – Unknown

27) “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” – Ally Condie

28) “If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.” – Claudia Grandi

29) “Your absence has not taught me how to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.” – Doug Fetherling

These cute long distance friendship quotes are about good friends…

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30) “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” – S.E. Hinton

31) “I might not be there with you. But I’m always there for you.” – Unknown

32) “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.” – Winnie the Pooh

33) “There is no long distance about love, it always finds a way to bring hearts together no matter how many miles there are between them.” – Unknown

34) “I just want to hug you, but you are 480 some miles away, what I wouldn’t do for a hug.” – Unknown

35) “You know someone is very special to you when days just don’t seem right without them.” – John Cena

36) “I’ve learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.” – Unknown

37) “Friendship lightens every burden and makes the sun shine brighter.” – Unknown

38) “Long distance relationships are like wind to a fire; it puts out the small ones, but inflames the big ones.” – Unknown

39) “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.” – Kay Knudsen

One friend is plenty.

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40) “No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.” – Jean De La Bruyere

41) “Distance doesn’t matter when friendship is true.” – Unknown

42) “Distance means nothing when someone means everything.” – Unknown

43 “The miles melt away when I hear your voice.” – Unknown

44) “Miles only stretch the bond of our friendship further.” – Unknown

45) “I miss you. A little too much, a little too often, and a little more every day.” – Unknown

46) “Missing her kept him awake more than the coffee.” – John Green

47) “I’m never sad when a friend goes far away because whichever city or country that friend goes to, they turn the place friendly. They turn a suspicious-looking name on the map into a place where a welcome can be found.” – Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

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48) “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” – Robert Southey

49) “We’re not too close in distance. we’re not too near in miles. But text can still touch our hearts and thoughts can bring us smiles.” – Unknown

Sad long distance friendship quotes for friends in other places.

"Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes." - Henry David Thoreau
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50) “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau

51) “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.” – Douglas Pagels

52) “When you have only two minutes to say goodbye to the person you love most in the world, and you don’t know when you’ll see each other again, you can become logjammed with the effort to say and do and settle everything at once.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

53) “What’s the opposite of two? A lonely me, and a lonely you.” – Richard Wilbur

54) “Our friendship is not location-dependent.” – Unknown

55) “The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander.” – Unknown

56) “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” – Nicholas Sparks

57) “Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree but in the hearts of true friends.” – Cindy Lew

58) “So what if the distance is too long? What matters is that we have the courage of love to cover any distance which dares to separate us.” – Unknown

59) “Distance sometimes lets you know who is worth keeping, and who is worth letting go.” – Lana Del Rey

True friends will never part.

"A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part." - Unknown
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60) “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.” – Unknown

61) “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

62) “The distance cannot matter – Ours is a friendship of the heart.”

63) “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” – Diana Cortes

64) “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can play together all night.” – Bill Watterson

65) “Though we drifted apart in distance I still think of you as being right here. And although we have many new friends, it is our friendship that means the most to me.” – Unknown

66) “Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Unknown

67) “There is no distance too far between friends, for friendship gives wings to the heart.” – Unknown

68) “True friends stay with you no matter the distance or time that separates you from them.” – Lance Reynald

69) “When we visit in person, the months apart will melt away, and it will be like we just saw each other yesterday.” – Unknown

70) “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” – Tim McGraw

71) “Distance can’t weaken the unbreakable spirit of our friendship.” – Unknown

72) “If distance were measured in terms of the heart we’d never be more than a minute apart.” – Unknown

Long Distance Friendship Quotes by Aristotle

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73) “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle

74) “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.” – Aristotle

75) “True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.” – Unknown

76) “When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone.” – Robert Breault

77) “Whenever I start feeling sad because I miss you, I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.” – Unknown

78) “I wish that you were here or that I were there, or that we were together anywhere.” – Unknown

79) “You’re worth every mile between us.” – Unknown

80) “You make me smile despite the miles.” – Unknown

81) “Your absence has gone through me, like thread through a needle, everything I do is stitched with its color.” – W.S. Merwin

I hope you enjoyed these long distance friendship quotes!

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