You don't have to be married to have a good friend as your partner for life.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.
Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession.
Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.
One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence above language.
In friendship we find nothing false or insincere; everything is straight forward, and springs from the heart.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.