I want a warm and faithful friend,
To cheer the adverse hour;
Who ne'er to flatter will descend,
Nor bend the knee to power, -
A friend to chide me when I'm wrong
My inmost soul to see;
And that my friendship prove as strong
For him as his for me.
Hast Thou A Friend?
Poet: William Cowper
Hast thou a friend?
Thou has indeed
A rich and large supply,
Treasure to serve your every need,
Well managed, till you die.
As gold more splendid from fire appears;
Thus friendship brightens by the length of years.
True friends, like ivy and the wall.
Both stand together, and together fall.
True friendship is like sound health,
the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
Charles Caleb Colton
A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.
William Arthur Ward