Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali
The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
- Eugene Kennedy
True friends stab you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasow
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
- Laurence J. Peter
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
- C. S. Lewis
If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller
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.
- Toni Morrison