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Proverbs about Best Friends and the Art of Friendship on The Friendship Café 

First Top-10 List of Friendship Proverbs 

#1 of Top Ten Friendship Proverbs

Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.
— Scottish Proverb

#2 of Top Ten Friendship Proverbs

One’s acquaintances may fill the world, but one’s true friends can be but few.
— Chinese proverb

#3 of Top Ten Friendship Proverbs

I One who looks for a friend without faults will have none.
— Hasidic Saying
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#4 of Top Ten Friendship Proverbs

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

#5 of Top Ten Friendship Quotes

Friends and wine should be old.
— Spanish Proverb

#6 of Top Ten Friendship Quotes

It is better in times of need to have a friend rather than money.
— Greek proverb

#7 of Top Ten Friendship Proverbs

The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to no one.
— Jewish proverb

#8 of Top Ten Friendship Proverbs

It is better to be in chains with friends, than to be in a garden with strangers.
— Persian proverb

#9 of Top Ten Friendship Proverbs

The road to a friend's house is never long.
— Danish proverb

#10 of Top Ten Friendship Proverbs

It is good to have friends, even in hell.
— Spanish Proverb

 

Top-10 Turkish Proverbs

about Friends and Friendship

1. Ayipsiz dost arayan dostsuz kalir.
Translation: A man who seeks a perfect friend, will remain friendless.
— Turkish Proverb

2. Açma sirrini dostuna, o da söyler dostuna.
Translation: Don't tell your secret to your friend, he will tell it to his friend.
— Turkish Proverb

3. Bana arkadasini söyle, sana kim oldugunu söyleyeyim.
Translation: Tell me who your friend is, and I will tell you who you are.
— Turkish Proverb

4. Her seyin yenisi, dostun, sarabin eskisi.
Translation: Every thing is best when new, a friend and wine are best when old.
— Turkish Proverb

5. A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them.
— Turkish Proverb

6. A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words does not.
— Turkish Proverb

7. A worthy man is still worthy even penniless, a donkey is a donkey even if he is finely saddled.
— Turkish Proverb

8. Satin's friendship reaches to the prison door.
— Turkish Proverb

9. None is so rich as to throw away a friend.
— Turkish proverb

10. Life without friends is not worth living.
— Turkish Proverb

Top—10 Chinese Proverbs about Friends and Friendship

1. A gentleman chooses his friends carefully.
— Chinese proverb

2. A man should choose a friend who is better than himself.
— Chinese proverb

3. To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
— Chinese Proverb

4. When people are true friends, even shared water tastes sweet.
— Chinese proverb

5. He who has wine and meat will have many friends.
— Chinese proverb

6. One may have friends all over the world, but very few will truly know your heart.
— Chinese proverb

7. Friendship is friendship, but accounts must be kept.
— Chinese proverb

8. A thousand friends when you’re paying the bills, but none to be seen when you’ve got ills.
— Chinese proverb

9. When one has tea and wine one will have many friends.
— Chinese proverb

10. You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can easily offend one in an hour.
 — Chinese Proverb


Proverbs about Friends and the Art of

 Friendship from All Over the World

Hold a true friend with both your hands.
— Nigerian proverb

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
— Czech Proverb

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
— Chinese Proverb

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
— Arabian Proverb

Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are.
— Russian Proverb

Life without a friend is death without a witness.
— Spanish Proverb

I need not fear my enemies because the most they can do is attack me. I need not fear my friends because the most they can do is betray me. But I have much to fear from people who are indifferent.
— Russian Proverb

To be friends with camel owners, you cannot live in huts with low doors.
— Punjabi Proverb

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
— Arabian Proverb

A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
— Arabian Proverb

In times of prosperity friends will be plenty; in time of adversity not one in twenty.
— English Proverb

Go often to the house of a friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path.
— Scandanavian Proverb

Friendship is a furrow in the sand.
— Tongan Proverb

If you want a place in the sun with friends, you must leave the shade of the family tree.
— Osage proverb

Books and friends should be few but good.
— Greek proverb

A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds.
— Chinese proverb

Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.
— Chinese Proverb

At home one relies on parents; away from home one relies on friends.
— Chinese proverb

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

Don’t make friends with people you don’t know.
— Chinese Proverb

It is easier to visit friends than to live with them.
— Chinese Proverb

Good friends settle their accounts speedily.
— Chinese Proverb

At home one relies on parents; away from home one relies on friends.
— Chinese proverb.

Before borrowing money from a friend decide which you need most.
— American proverb

It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools.
— Spanish Proverb

Flattery makes friends, truth enemies.
— Spanish Proverb

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
— Japanese Proverb

If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp.
— Latin Proverb

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

Give and take makes good friends.
— Scottish Proverb

The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.
— German Proverb

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.
— Swedish proverb

There are plenty of acquaintances in the world, but very few real friends.
— Chinese proverb
 

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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
friend.
— 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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