Friends are born, not made.
– Henry Adams

Friends Are Born

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
– Benjamin Franklin

Friends are the best to turn to when you’re having a rough day.
– Justin Bieber

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
– Confucius

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
– Baltasar Gracian

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
– Abraham Lincoln

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
– Thomas A. Edison

My friends are my estate.
– Emily Dickinson

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
– Baltasar Gracian

You win the victory when you yield to friends.
– Sophocles

I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.
– Saint Augustine

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
– Euripides

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
– Shirley MacLaine

All you need to do to be my friend is like me.
– Taylor Swift

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
– Alice Walker

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
– King Solomon

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

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.
– Charles Eastman

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 Miller

The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.
– Giotto di Bondone

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
– Katherine Mansfield

Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
– Dag Hammarskjold

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