"Friends always show their love. What are brothers for if not to share troubles?"- Proverbs 17:17
"Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers."
- Proverbs 18:24
"Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shall drink it with pleasure."
- Sirach 9:10
"An honest answer is the sign of true friendship."
- Proverbs 24:26
"A friend means well, even when he hurts you. But when an enemy puts his hand round your shoulder - watch out!"
- Proverbs 27:6
"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."
- Bible: Ecclesiastes
"My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them. They tell me those who were poor early have different views of gold. I don't know how that is. God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him."
- Emily Dickinson
"The greatest love a person can have for his friends is to give his life for them."
- John 15:13
"A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love
and encourages you with hope."
- sent by Chris
""A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a
- Sirach 6:14
"Cherish your friend, keep faith in him"
- Sirach 27:17 ( sent by Melanie Eilers)
"Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time."
" Faithful friends are beyond price: No amount can balance their worth
- Bible ( Old Testament ) Sirach 6:15
"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the
kind of friends he chooses."
- Proverbs 27:19
NB: Brendan Johnston notes that this passage usually reads: "As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man."
"A friend loveth at all times."
- Proverbs 17:17
"Does it make me a stranger that my best friend was born in a manger?"
-dcTalk's song 'Jesus Freak'
"Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend's countenance."
-Proverbs 27:17 -Sent in by Frankie
"Friends in Christ are friends forever"
-Sent in by Haley
"Friends are friends forever, if the Lord is the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never, cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands I know
That a lifetime's not too long... to live as friends."
-Michael W Smith - Sent in by Kellene