Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your rights to grow.
True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends but of their worth and value.
When a friend is in trouble, do not annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think of something appropriate and do it.
False friends are like our shadows, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
What do we live for if it isn’t to make life less difficult for others?
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Never do any wrong think to make a friend or to keep one.
The only way to have a friend is to become one.
Friendship without self-interest is one of the rarest and most beautiful things in life.
True friendship is like sound health. The value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
There can be no friendship without confidence and no confidence without integrity.
The nearer you come into a relationship with a person, the more necessary tact and courtesy become.
Written by Edem, Ekang A.