A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.
Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
Richard Bach (1936-?) American writer.
False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904) American author y lawyer.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.
It takes two people to ruin a perfectly good day. First a person who says something downright nasty about you, and second, a dear friend who makes sure you hear about it immediately.
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.
Man strives for glory, honor, fame, so that all the world may know his name. Amasses wealth by brain and hand. Becomes a power in the land. But when he nears the end of life and looks back over the years of strife. He finds that happiness depends on none of these but love of friends.