I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod. My shadow does that much better.
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.
Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
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?
If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.
Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.