When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.