A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
"Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness in existence."
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are.
Genuine friendship is like good health; its value is seldom known until it is lost.
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value: rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
A true friend thinks of you when all others are thinking of themselves.
The bank of friendship cannot exist for long without deposits.
Some people have their first dollar. The person who is really rich is the one who still has his first friend.
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, sympathy, and understanding.
True friends don't sympathize with your weakness---they help summon your strength.
A true friend is a forever friend.
"You know you're extremely close friends when you can let one fly in each others' company and not be embarrassed."
---Kelly and me
"False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces, but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports."
"Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another."
A friend will strengthen you with his prayers, bless you with his love, and encourage you with his hope.
A real friend warms you by his presence, trusts you with his secrets, and remembers you in his prayers.
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
---Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop that makes it run over; so in a series of kindness, there is a last one that makes the heart run over."
Friendship is what makes you think almost as much for someone else as you do for yourself.
When a friend asks, there is no tomorrow.
A friend will joyfully sing with you when you are on the mountain top, and silently walk beside you through the valley.
"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by doubling our joy and dividing our grief."
A friend is a person with whom you dare to be yourself.
A friend is one who knows all about you and still likes you.
"You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself, he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job."
---Laurence J. Peter