I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his grief
Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends
Friends show their love - in times of trouble, not in happiness
One loyal friend is worth 10 thousand relatives