Friends are born, not made.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.
Ralph Waldo Emerson