"A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother."
"However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship." "The ******** of friendship is not words but meanings." "Every man passes his life in the search after friendship." "Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit." "Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you." "No man is useless while he has a friend." "Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love."