Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone – but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry. (Les Miserables)
She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
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.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.