Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Jean de La Fontaine
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
Sarah Orne Jewett
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.
Lovers have a right to betray you... friends don't.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles R. Swindoll
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
He who hath many friends hath none.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.
Edward W. Howe
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
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?
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert H. Humphrey
All you need to do to be my friend is like me.
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
A friend is one who walks in when others walk out.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Amos Bronson Alcott
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
Logan P. Smith
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