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Friendship Quotes and Sayings

about Old Friends vs New Friends

Old friends, we say, are best, when some sudden disillusionment shakes our faith in a new comrade.
— Gelett Burgess

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.
— Mary Catherwoods

There is only one thing better than making a new friend, and that is keeping an old one.
— Elmer G. Letereman

I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.
— Oscar Wilde

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
— Sarah Orne Jewett

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 shalt drink it with pleasure.
 – Apocrypha. Ecclesiastics 9:10.

It's funny how in the end, you always go back, to the old friends that have been there from the very beginning
— Unknown Wise Person

Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.
— William Hazlitt

The best mirror is an old friend.
— George Herbert

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
— John Leonard

What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind — the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
— George Eliot

Until he becomes prosperous, a man doesn't realize how many old friends he has.
— Unknown Wise Person

Old friends are the great blessing of one's later years . . . They have a memory of the same events and have the same mode of thinking.
— Horace Walpole

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. The older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young. 
— Mary Schmich 

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.
— Peregrine, Sir Worsthorne 

As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
— Cicero

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends and wine should be old.
— Spanish Proverb

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.
— Colette

With clothes the new are best; with friends the old are best.
— Chinese Proverb

Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Years and years of happiness only make us realize how lucky we are to have friends that have shared and made happiness a reality.
— Robert E. Frederick

An old friend never can be found, and nature has provided that he cannot easily be lost.
— Samuel Johnson



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Top-10 List of Best Things Ever Said about Friendship

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a
— Plautus

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
— Sicilian Proverb

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be
stupid with them.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

On the road between homes of friends, grass does not grow.
— Norwegian proverb

If I don't have friends, then I ain't nothing.
— Billie Holiday

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
— Samuel Butler 

To be rich in friends — is to be poor in nothing.
— Anon

A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
— Russian Proverb

Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A loyal best friend is someone who sticks up for you even when you're not there.
— Anon

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