We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
True friends stab you in the front.
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor to measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go... And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.
Making it look easy is the hardest thing in the world to do.
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
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