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.
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a. m. that matter.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
My friends are my estate.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don't give some value to friendships and it can be depressing.
Friendship based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph; with time it fades.
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
Friends show their love in times of trouble.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.
A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.