Books and friends should be few but good. A friend in need is a friend indeed. A good friend is my nearest relation. God defend me from my friends; from my enemies I can defend myself. Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. The best of friends must part. Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead. To have a friend, be a friend. The death of a friend is *****alent to the loss of a limb. Life without a friend is like death without a witness. The best mirror is an old friend. May there always be work for your hands to do, may your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your ******pane, may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. A cheerful friend is like asunny day spreading brightness all around. A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the *******s of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.