112+ Goodbye Quotes For Friends & Farewell Messages

Saying goodbye to a friend can be a heartbreaking experience, but it doesn’t have to be sad. Every goodbye is an opportunity to cherish the memories, learn a lesson, and come away with a smile. In this collection of best goodbye quotes for friends, you’ll find the perfect words to capture these moments of parting and celebrate the journey ahead.

Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy, but sometimes it’s necessary. It can be difficult to find the right words to express how you feel. From the heartwarming to the heartfelt, saying farewell the right way can make a lasting impression. With inspiring words and touching sentiments, these goodbye messages for friends will help you remember the joys of your friendship for years to come.

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Famous Goodbye Quotes For Friends

Life is a journey, not a destination. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch. Garrison Keillor

We laughed until we had to cry, we loved right down to our last goodbye, we were the best. St. Elmo’s Fire

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Semisonic

A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. E.B. White (Charlotte’s Web)

This is the beginning of anything you want. Anonymous

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. William Shakespeare

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

goodbye friends

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. 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

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go Oscar Wilde

Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? Richard Bach

Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. Mahatma Gandhi

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coelho

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand. Irish Blessing

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again. Unknown

Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you’ve had, what you’ve lost, and what you’ve taken for granted. Ritu Ghatourey

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. Henry David Thoreau

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. Helen Keller

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius

Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, though somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends. Unknown

Man’s feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell. Jean Paul Richter

It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world. John Green

Our friendship has taken me on a magical journey which will never come to an end. Even though you are going away, we will never stop being friends. Goodbye. Anonymous

Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count miles, it’s measured by the heart. Unknown

I will force myself to say the word goodbye, but my heart will never mean it. Goodbye. Anonymous

You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again. Tom Petty

I never thought saying goodbye would hurt this much. Be safe wherever you go. Goodbye dear friend! Anonymous

emotional goodbye friends

It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye. Carrie Underwood

The warmth of your friendship kept me alive all these years. Only if you knew how hard it is for me to say goodbye to you! Anonymous

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

It’s hard to accept that the crossroads of destiny is making us part. I will miss you! Take care. Anonymous

Goodbyes, they often come in waves. Jarod Kintz

The only reason I am happy saying goodbye is that I know that life will find a way to bring us back together again. Farewell. Anonymous

Goodbye always makes my throat hurt. Charlie Brown

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. A.A. Milne

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. Mahatma Gandhi

The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back. Wendy Wunder

Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he? Clarence The Angel

The two hardest things to say in life is hello for the first time and goodbye for the last. Moira Rogers

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. Rumi

There is no doubt that wishing good morning best friend from you will make their whole day.

Goodbye Messages for Friends

May you find a map of the treasures you are seeking. May the new land welcome you and comfort your soul. I’ll let you go on your new and magical journey by saying goodbye; offering you Good luck.

Farewell, my friend. I will miss you every day. Keep in touch!

Saying goodbye to you doesn’t make me sad because I know we will see each other again soon. While I’m away, enjoy every second of your spare time, because I will not leave your side when you come back.

The only way to say goodbye is to smile and wave.

May this farewell be the start of a new life for you. Goodbye, my friend!

Goodbyes are the worst, and I’m really sorry that we have to go through this. Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break and reflect on relationships. Everything is going to be alright, buddy.

I hope you find happiness and success wherever life takes you next. I’ll always be here for you if you need me.

Goodbyes cannot tear us apart because we’re connected in heart. I’ll miss you!

Goodbyes doesn’t have to be sad! Everything depends on our perception, therefore, I’m here to give you a ton of positive energy so you could stop being sad. I’ll see you soon, buddy.

Farewell my friend. Don’t be sad! Keep smiling until we meet next time.

It is not goodbye, it is a see you later.

deep goodbye friends

I love being around you, but everybody needs a break sometimes. It doesn’t mean that I don’t like anymore, it just means that I need to be alone for a while. Goodbye, bud. See you soon.

Let us promise each other to never get the distance between us. Farewell, buddy!

We do not know when next we’ll meet, so I want you to keep me and the moments you’ve spent with me alive in your heart, so next time when we meet, everything feels the same.

Saying goodbye to someone you love is the most terrible thing in the world. The thought of not having you in my life makes me miserable. It will never be over, but we have to say goodbye for now.

No matter how far we are from each other, we will always stay the best of friends! Best wishes for your life ahead, my friend!

Will I ever see you again? I’m not sure, but I would like it very much. Maybe in another life? Sounds good to me. I will miss you every second of my life, and I will never forget the times we’ve had.

You have been a blessing in my life and nothing will be the same without you anymore, dear friend! Goodbye and best wishes for you!

I’ll miss you until you come back, but I hope you’ll make up for it by getting me awesome gifts. Bon voyage.

It breaks my heart to bid you goodbye, but I am happy that you are starting a new life. Take care.

I still see your face when I am dreaming. That’s why I always wake up screaming. I miss you.

It’s okay to move on. Every person in one’s life is a source of priceless experience. I’m glad that I had a chance to meet someone as interesting and funny as you. Godspeed, mate. Keep your head up.

I will always cherish all those moments we spent together, all those laughter we shared, all those stories we told. Farewell, my friend!

Let’s inspire your precious ones by saying friend special good night.

Farewell Messages for Friends

I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do without you – maybe you can hide me in your suitcase! Even though I’ll miss you, our friendship will stay strong. Love you!

You have not just been a friend to me, you have been a family, a home, a shoulder to cry on. I’ll miss you! Goodbye and good luck!

We are really going to miss trying to avoid you around here.

Our friendship is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Talking to you made me smile and meeting you set me free. I can’t believe that fate is taking you away and ripping us apart. I just want to say that I will miss you from the bottom of my heart. Goodbye.

Only God knows how I wish I could make you stay for some days more. But it’s time to say goodbye to you, my friend. My best wishes will always be with you!

I bet you never thought you’d meet someone as wonderful as me! Ha! I know that’s how I feel about you. It’s farewell for now, but I’ll see you soon.

Life and destiny can steal my best friend away from me but nothing can take away the precious memories. Goodbye my friend.

Life is a journey that lets you befriend many people on your way. But only a few are capable of staying in your heart forever. Goodbye, my friend!

touching goodbye friends

I know you will be lost without me, but I am wishing you all the best. Just kidding! You’re going to do great on this exciting new journey. Call me soon!

The only reason I am saying goodbye is so that I can get a chance to say hello again.

It doesn’t matter where life takes us, you and I both know that we will meet again and make some wonderful memories. Till then, goodbye my dear friend!

We do not fall apart with old friends as we make new ones. We simply learn to cherish the old ones more than we used to. Saying goodbye is allowed, but forgetting us is forbidden.

I cannot wait to see you again. I will miss you, my friend. Goodbye for now.

I laugh a little louder whenever I’m with you. Now that you are leaving, I find no reason to smile anymore. I cannot see you go.

The world will come to an end, as I say goodbye to my friend. But I know I’ll pull through this pain, because I know we’ll meet again. Goodbye.

Always remember my dear friend that no distance is big enough to resist us from meeting again. Go where life must take you. My prayers will always be with you!

I hope you find a friend who takes care of you as I do. May he take away the feeling of my absence. I hope you the best.

This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever.

It may seem to you that we are drifting away like feathers in the air, but our heart knows we are only coming closer. Have a safe journey dear friend!

In this final moment, I want to admit that you were the greatest friend one could ever wish for. You never left my side. I will miss you a lot.

Just like how you don’t forget the tune when a song fades out and stops playing, I will never forget the priceless memories of our friendship even though you are going away. Goodbye.

Even though you are going away you will still be a core part of my everyday life. First I used to hang out with you all the time, and now I will miss you all the time. Goodbye.

Best friend, I wish you all the best in life. Until the next time, take care.

Choose one of thankful quotes for friends to let them know how much they mean to you.

Saying Goodbye To a Friend

Though I took you for granted at times, now when you are leaving, I realize that you mean a lot more to me. I will always miss your presence.

No one can take your place and no one can ever be my best friend but you. Goodbye, dear best friend. Don’t ever forget me!

I wish you all the best in your journey. Remember, when you leave, you are taking away a piece of me with you, and I hope you take good care of it.

Friends are like stars even when you can’t see them you know they’re always there.

I believe that the best friends would not say goodbye to each other. Therefore, accept this farewell message as a mere formality. Farewell my friend!

I have spent the most beautiful years of my life with you. No matter how far you go, you will always be right there in my heart. Goodbye my bestie!

You know it’s friendship when you have been saying goodbye for how many times, but still you are not ready to leave.

Saying goodbye to you is like saying goodbye to happiness. I wish I could skip this part of my life. Goodbye Dear! Be safe always.

You are my closest friend and nothing is going to change that! No matter where you go, I’ll be with you in spirit. Farewell, Dear Friend!

meaningful goodbye friends

A memory lasts forever, never will it die… true friends stay together and never say goodbye…

Saying goodbye to a friend like is the hardest thing to do. My heart aches in pain. Before you leave, promise me my friend, that we’ll meet again.

Goodbye, friend, it was one heck of a ride. I have so many beautiful and priceless memories with you, and I’ll hold unto them till the end of time.

We only part to meet again.

Goodbye, best friend. Don’t even consider replacing me.

We have spent many chapters of life together. Now we are separating our ways to start a new chapter without each other, which is heartbreaking but promise me we’ll meet on another side.

A friendship like ours can make it through anything – even a million miles couldn’t stop it! I wish it wasn’t farewell, but it’s definitely not the end! I love you and I’m wishing you well!

heartfelt goodbye friends

You have been a friend through thick and thin, in joys and sorrows you have been by my side. I shall be so lonely once you leave…farewell dearest friend.

I would have never said hello to you many years ago if I knew that saying goodbye would be so traumatic. Bye, buddy, I will miss you.

You are not only my friend, but you are also like my family. You have been my home and my shoulder to cry on. I will miss you badly.

Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.

I never knew that saying just one word could make me feel so blue until I said GOODBYE to a special friend like you.

It isn’t a forever goodbye message. Our friendship won’t go up in the smoke because you are moving. The shared moments with me will visit you from time to time to never let you forget me.

Make it clear how much you appreciate their existence with friendship messages.