STOP AND THINK – If you have one true friend, you have more than your share. (Thomas Fuller, 17th century English churchman and historian)
What is Fuller suggesting? That there aren’t enough friends to go around? That if you have one friend, you shouldn’t try to find others? Maybe his emphasis is on the word “true.” Not every nodding acquaintance can really be called a friend. A true friend is one you can rely on, someone who will tell you the truth even when it hurts. Someone who has your back.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. (Proverbs 17:17)