• One loyal friend is worth a thousand relatives.
    ~ Euripides
  • A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.
    ~ William Shakespeare
  • Though friendship is not quick to burn, It is explosive stuff.
    ~ May Sarton
  • The truth is friendship is to me every bit as sacred and eternal as marriage.
    ~ Katherine Mansfield
  • A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter: he that has found one has found a treasure.
    A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter: he that has found one has found a treasure.
    ~ The Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 6:14–16
  • Friendship was given by Nature as the handmaid of virtues, not the companion of vices.
    ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
    ~ Joseph Addison
  • For friendship is an art, and very few persons are born with a natural gift for it.
    For friendship is an art, and very few persons are born with a natural gift for it.
    ~ Kathleen Norris
  • A friend is, as it were, a second self.
    ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Friendship is often outgrown; and his former child's clothes will no more fit a man than some of his former friendships.
    ~ Arthur Helps