ONE friend in that path shall be,
To secure my step from wrong;
One to count night day for me,
Patient through the watches long,
Serving most with none to see.
THE end of friendship is a commerce the most strict and homely that can be joined; more strict than any of which we have experience. It is for aid and comfort through all the relations and passages of life and death. It is fit for serene days, and graceful gifts, and country rambles, but also for rough roads and hard fare, shipwreck, poverty, and persecution.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
NO friendship is worth the name unless it does the highest good, assisting us to escape from the manifold forms of selfishness, and to look at duty with fresh impulse.
Frederick W. Robertson
FRIENDSHIP maketh indeed a fair day in the affections from storm and tempests, but it maketh daylight in the understanding out of darkness and confusion of thoughts.