A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.
When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
W. Somerset Maugham
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.