#EngProverb: Proverbs related to friendship

  1. “(A) friend in need is a friend indeed.”
    Meaning: someone who helps you when you are in trouble is a real friend.

  2. “(A) friend’s eye is a good mirror.”
    Meaning: a real friend will tell you the truth.

  3. “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.”
    Meaning: effort is necessary to keep friendship alive.

  4. “(A) friend to all is a friend to none.”
    Meaning: someone who is a friend to everyone makes none of them feel special.

  5. “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.

  6. “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.

  7. “A hedge between keeps friendship green.”
    Meaning: friendship will flourish if you and your friend respect each other’s privacy.

  8. “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.

  9. “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.

  10. “All are not friends that speak us fair.”
    Meaning: Someone who says nice things to you, doesn’t mean that they are your friends.

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, August 26, 2013


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