Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine. When it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure. -Ecclesiasticus, IX. 10.

A faithful friend is the medicine of life. -The Bible, Ecclesiasticus 6.16

Plant a seed of friendship. Reap a bouquet of happiness. -Lois L. Kaufman

One who looks for a friend without faults will have none. -Hasidic Saying

Friendship is a sheltering tree. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad. -Arnold H. Glasow

Friendship is not diminished by distance or time, by imprisonment or war, by suffering or silence. It is in these things that it roots most deeply. -Pam Brown

For whoever knows how to return a kindness he has received must be a friend above all price. -Sophocles

Friendship is a cadence of divine melody melting through the heart. -Charles Mildway

As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity. -Ovid

But remember, when it comes to friends, it's not how much time you spend with them, just how you spend it! -Eiichiro Oda

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends. -Henry Brooks Adams

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart. -Heather Pryor

A good friend is cheaper than therapy. -Author Unknown

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. -Henry Ford

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. -Albert Camus

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. -Sydney Smith

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. -Plutarch

A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world. -Alice Duer Miller

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. -Walter Winchell

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. -Oprah Winfrey

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. Unknown Friends are the siblings God never gave us. -Mencius

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe unto him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. -The Bible, Ecclesiastes 4. 9

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. -George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence. -Joseph Roux

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. -Author Unknown

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. -George Washington

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. -Francesco Guicciardini

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world. -John Evelyn

I love you not only for who you are, but for what you are when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but what you are making of me. I love you because you have done more than any creed could have done to make me good, and more than any fate could have done to make me happy. You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign. You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that is what being a friend means, after all. -Roy Croft

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success. -Doug Larson

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. -Henry David Thoreau

The only way to have a friend is to be one. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. -Elbert Hubbard

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. -Shirley MacLaine

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. -Buddha

True friends stab you in the front. -Oscar Wilde

Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold. New-made friendships, like new wine, Age will mellow and refine. Friendships that have stood the test - Time and change - are surely best; Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray, Friendship never knows decay. For 'mid old friends, tried and true, Once more we our youth renew. But old friends, alas! may die, New friends must their place supply. Cherish friendship in your breast- New is good, but old is best; Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold. -Joseph Parry

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. -Euripides

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. -Toni Morrison

A faithful friend is the medicine of life. -The Bible, Ecclesiasticus 6. 16

A friend loveth at all times. -The Bible, Proverbs 17. 17

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. -William Penn

Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it. -Cicero

Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it. -Cicero

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. -Kahlil Gibran

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. -Marlene Dietrich

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe unto him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. -The Bible, Ecclesiastes 4. 9

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. -John Leonard

Hold a true friend with both your hands. -Nigerian Proverb