I am gratified when a friend slaps me on the back and tells me I’m a fine fellow, but I do a little resent it when with his other hand he picks my pocket.
If birds of a feather flock together, they don’t learn enough.
The fire which burned the forest Became the companion of the wind. But just as the wind extinguished the fire, The weak man loses his friends.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
Do good to thy Friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him.
A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.
Not until you become a stranger to yourself Will you be able to make acquaintance with the Friend.
There are some people who are very resourceful At being remorseful, And who apparently feel the best way to make friends Is to do something terrible and then make amends.
Friendship is no plant of hasty growth; Tho’ planted in esteem’s deep fixed soil, The gradual culture of kind intercourse Must bring it to perfection.
Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship Let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!