Iron is sharpened by iron: so doth a man sharpen himself on the countenance of his friend.
An associate am I unto all that fear thee, and unto those that keep thy precepts.
Better is open reproof than concealed love.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but deceptive are the kisses of an enemy.
Thy own friend, and thy fathers friend, thou must not forsake; but into thy brothers house enter not on the day of thy calamity: better is a near neighbor than a distant brother.
Two are better than one; because they will have a good reward for their toil.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to the single one that falleth; for he hath no companion to lift him up.
He that walketh with wise men will become wise; but he that associateth with fools will be destroyed.
A friend loveth at all times, and as a brother is he born for the time of distress.
Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because of his loving him as his own soul.
Oil and perfume cause the heart to rejoice, and so do the sweet words of a friend more than ones own counsel.
1 A song of the degrees by David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is when brethren dwell closely together in union!
2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down upon the beard, yea, Aarons beard, which runneth down upon the upper border of his garments;
3 Like the dew of Chermon, running down upon the mountains of Zion; for there hath the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Make no friendship with a man given to anger; and with a man of fury thou must have no intercourse:
Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare for thy own soul.
Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; but who can find a faithful man?
A mans many companions are hurtful to him; but there is many a friend that cleaveth closer than a brother.
Wealth bringeth many friends; but the poor becometh separated from his only friend.