A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Laurence J. Peter
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
The best mirror is an old friend.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we can't tolerate.
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
Honore de Balzac
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
He that is thy friend indeed,
He will help thee in thy need:
If thou sorrow, he will weep;
If you wake, he cannot sleep;
Thus of every grief in heart
He with thee doth bear a part.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst.
To find a friend one must close one eye -- to keep him, two.
Search not for a friend in time of need, for a true friend shall find thee.