Friendship is an important element of the human experience, so great thinkers have been providing insight on it for centuries. Some of the most popular quotes come from authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Tyson Gentry and Muhammad Ali.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is frequently quoted for saying: "The only way to have a friend is to be one." David Tyson Gentry makes an observation about the role of silence in friendship: "True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable." Famous boxer Muhammad Ali reflects on the mystery of human friendship: "Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, shares: "There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met." William Penn describes a true friend: "A true friend freely advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly,
takes all patiently, defends courageously and continues a friend unchangeably." Len Wein reflects: "A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." Bernard Meltzer humorously shares: "A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.