A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself.
Everyone has a 'best friend' during each stage of life -- only a precious few have the same one.
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success.
François de la Rochefoucauld
In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that is not exactly displeasing.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
George Dennison Prentice
A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him.
A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.