1. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

    217
  2. The only way to have a friend is to be one.

    170
  3. I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me.

    142
  4. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

    64
  5. The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

    45
  6. A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.

    30
  7. Friends are like spaghetti, they should stick together. The only way to have a friend is to be one.

    16
  8. We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected

    15
  9. A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.

    14
  10. A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

    13

The complete list of 4234 Ralph Waldo Emerson sayings