Friendship is one of those funny things in life; you can’t explain how it happens, but when it does, it brings light and warmth in ways no other experience can. It’s rather an extraordinary thing, to share such a connection with another person. And if we are fortunate enough to have found a friend, we must also be wise enough to celebrate it. So here are some eloquent words of wisdom on the value of being and having a good friend in this world:

Friendship brings us beyond ourselves.
If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path – Buddha

Friendship reminds us of the importance of love.
A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, but touches your heart – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Friendship shows us that just being there is what matters most.
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend – Henry David Thoreau

Friendship can be a bridge over all that divides.
Strangers are friends you have yet to meet – Unknown

Friendship helps us see we are not walking alone.
Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. – Albert Camus

Friendship reveals the dreams we share.
Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one…’ – C.S. Lewis

Friendship brings light to even the darkest of corners.
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light – Helen Keller

Friendship helps us find common ground.
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? – Abraham Lincoln

Friendship reminds us of the divine connection we all share.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. – Aristotle