A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.
James Fenimore Cooper
True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.
There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person’s eye when he feels that we have sympathized with him, understood him. At these moments something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These are the moments worth living.
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
David Tyson Gentry
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. Glasgow
A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.