It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
The best mirror is an old friend.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.
Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.
I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial.
Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.
There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.
Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.
I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me. I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be; I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day, as you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way.
Say what you want about aging,
it's still the only way to have old friends.
What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind - the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.