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