Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
~ Eustache Deschamps
Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
~ Emil Ludwig
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
~ William Penn
We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of a stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they don’t hesitate to be a lighthouse.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
~ Thomas Jefferson
Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
~ Ethel Barrymore
A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.
The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.
~ Barbara Kingsolver
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
~ Katherine Mansfield
A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.
~ Frances Ward Weller
A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
~ Lois Wyse
There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.
~ Diana Cortes
If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.