Charles Caleb Cotton has truly defined the universal relationship of friendship and its worth in his famous friendship quotes, one such true quote states friendship as
True friendship is like sound health, the value it is seldom known until it be lost.
Honestly friendship is a priceless blessing, a relationship that develops through interaction of two humans turning into one of the most precious belonging of a lifetime. The definition of a true friend can be given as
A true friend is someone who fills in all the gaps of your personality and life.
A true friend will always overlook all your flaws, will always be there to protect and support you in gloomy times, will stand up for you in tough times hence be there with you and for you always. Such a friendship is a blessing in disguise and those who have it are the luckiest human beings in the world.
However the more deeply involved you are with a friend the more you tend to forget appreciating it. True friends becomes so much a part of your life that you start taking them for granted and actually stop appreciating their worth and presence. Friendship quotes are the unique mode to express this appreciation in a light manner every now and then without embarrassing your friend and yourself, as you would not want to be nagged by a friend for being melodramatic.
As mentioned earlier true friends are seldom cherished and their worth is known only when they are with you no more. True friendship never ends they say but they can be separated due to multiple reasons and only then do you come to know the true worth of a friend. It may be due to this characteristic of friendship that you will find most friendship quotes to be written in a sad mood that is they are written in memory of a friend. The point however of these sad quotes is not to express depression rather they are said to break the depressed mood and remember your friend in a light and grand manner.
Tell me what company thou keepst, and I’ll tell thee what art thou.
Truly depicted by Miguel de Cervantes, it is said that if you want to judge the personality and character of an individual you should check on the friends he keeps as they go a long way in defining your personality. According to other famous friendship quotes it is said that while your blood relations are chosen by fate for you, friends are chosen by yourself and out of all the sweet relations you are given the privilege of choosing the best friend for yourself.