13 Quotes on friendship from Mark Twain

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.

The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.

I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.