- “(A) friend in need is a friend indeed.”
Meaning: someone who helps you when you are in trouble is a real friend.
“(A) friend’s eye is a good mirror.”
Meaning: a real friend will tell you the truth.
“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.”
Meaning: effort is necessary to keep friendship alive.
“(A) friend to all is a friend to none.”
Meaning: someone who is a friend to everyone makes none of them feel special.
“A broken friendship may be soldered but will never be sound.”
Meaning: friendship can be rebuilt after a dispute but will never be as strong as before.
“A friend’s frown is better than a foe’s smile.”
Meaning: a foe might decieve you with his/her smile, but a true friend’s frown can prevent us from doing the wrong things.
“A hedge between keeps friendship green.”
Meaning: friendship will flourish if you and your friend respect each other’s privacy.
“False friends are worse than open enemies.”
Meaning: it’s better to know who your real enemies are rather than trust someone who pretends to be a friend but is capable of stabbing you in the back.
“Short reckonings make long friends.”
Meaning: if you borrow something from a friend, pay it back as soon as possible so that the two of you remain friendly.
“All are not friends that speak us fair.”
Meaning: Someone who says nice things to you, doesn’t mean that they are your friends.
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