"A Friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
"To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship."
"Have no friends not equal to yourself."
"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice."
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."
"Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?"
"Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art."
Miguel de Cervantes
"The best mirror is an old friend."
"It takes a long time to grow an old friend."
"The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends."
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."
"I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquantaince."
"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair."
"It is more shameful to distrust one's friends than to be deceived by them."
Duc de la Rochefoucauld
"Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end."
John Boyle O'Reilly
"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."
"It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us."
"Always, Sir, set a high value on spontaneous kindness. he whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord, will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you."
"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant."
"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."
"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success."
"Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
"A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself."
"Misfortune shows those who are not really friends."
"A friend in need is a friend indeed."
"A friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else."
"A true friend stabs you in the front."
"Never hurt a friend, even in jest."
"No man is useless while he has a friend."
Robert Louis Stevenson
"The friendship that can cease has never been real."
"The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life."
Edward Everett Hale
"Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes."
"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."
Charles Caleb Colton
"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?"
Henry David Thoreau
"Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life."
James Francis Byrnes
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
"Happiness is time spent with a friend and looking foward to sharing time with them again."
"A friend to all is a friend to none."
"Never shall i forget the days I spent with you . Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours."
Ludwig Van Beethoven
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend."