These days, it is quite impossible to define who a true friend is in English, without English proverbs and sayings about friends.
Using proverbs can help you understand what friendship is and who can be considered a good friend!
They are useful for vocabulary expansion, development of diction and thinking.
English proverbs list:
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
A dog is man’s best friend.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
A friend’s eye is a good mirror.
A man is known by his friends.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
As thick as thieves.
Birds of a feather flock together.
False friends are worse than open enemies. Familiarity breeds contempt.
Friends are thieves of time.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Friendship is love with understanding.
A friend at hand is better than a relative at a distance.
Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
Lend your money. Lose your friend.
A man who has friends must himself be friendly.
The rich knows not who is his friend.
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.