Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You, too? I Thought I was the only one.'
To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world.
Making a new friend is never a bad thing.
Status and dominance can fade but a friend will be there through thick and thin.
Hard times show you who your real friends are. That is because the point of friendship, in evolutionary terms, is to save you in hard times when it`s not worth anyone else`s trouble.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.
Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
All love that has not friendship for its base
Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets.
Don`t flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.