The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.
Friends 3 Cosmus, duke of Florence: "You shall read...that we are commanded to forgive our enemies; but you never read that we are commanded to forgive our friends." F. Bacon, “Of Revenge.” 1625. Gross, ed. Essays.
Friendship 133 "Enemies publish themselves; they declare war; the friend never declares his love." Thoreau. 1856. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Friendship 134 "In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends." Churton Collins. 1914. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Friendship 134 A man laughing at his troubles loses many friends who lament the opportunity to laugh at his troubles. "When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a good many friends; they never forgive the loss of their prerogative." H. L. Mencken. 1928. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Friendship 134 "True friendship is never serene." Madame De Sevigne. 1671. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Friendship 135 "Don’t go to visit your friend in the hour of his disgrace." Rabbi Simeon Ben Eleazar. 2nd century AD. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Friendship 135 "Never speak ill of yourself, your friends will always say enough on that subject." Talleyrand. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Friendship 104 "It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to bring the news to you." Mark Twain. Portable Curmudgeon.
Friendship 105 "Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other." Honoré De Balzac. Portable Curmudgeon.
Friendship 85 "Many acquaintances, few friends." Spanish. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Friendship 124 "Better one good friend than a hundred relatives." Italian. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Friendship 204 "Friendship is love without his wings." Byron. French. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Friendship 345 "Where there are friends, there is wealth." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Friendship 355 "Friendless in life, friendless in death." Spanish. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Friendship 363 "The common herd values friendships for their usefulness." Ovid. Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Friendship 83 Friendship is actually a business arrangement from which one is out to gain a profit. La Rochefoucauld: "What men have called friendship is merely association, respect for each other's interests, and exchange of good offices, in fact nothing more than a business arrangement from which self-love is always out to draw some profit." Reflections or Moral Thoughts and Maxims, 1665. Gross, ed. Essays.
Friendship 258 Seek sympathy and end friendship. "By perpetually asking for sympathy an end is put to real friendship." Mark Rutherford. “Talking about Our Troubles.” 1900. Gross, ed. Essays.
Friendship 119 In a friendship, relationships change as interests change. "For if friendship is based on shared interests or aptitudes, friendship relationships are bound to change when interests change…." Toffler, Future Shock.