If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edgar Watson Howe
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
He makes no friend who never made a foe.
- Alfred Tennyson
A friend is a person who shows us the way and walks a piece of the road with us.
- Francesco Alberoni
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
- Helen Keller
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose.
- Tehyi Hsieh
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
- Saint Augustine
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.
- Bernard Meltzer
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.
- Anais Nin
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
- Henry David Thoreau
The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
- Mahatma Gandhi
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington
There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
- Hillaire Belloc
Happiness is time spent with a friend and looking forward to sharing time with them again.
- Lee Wilkinson
I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends.
- William Shakespeare
How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.
- William Rotsler
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
- Henry David Thoreau
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
- Czech Proverb