Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) French author.
However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.
I'm treating you as a friend asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses
Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) New Zealand-born English short story writer.
It can never be bought or borrowed or sold A gift to be cherished, True friendship is a treasure beyond compare.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Pythagoras (BC 582-BC 507) Greek philosopher and mathematician.
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) French poet.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.