The best mirror is an old friend. (George Herbert, 17th century English poet)
It has been said that couples who have been married a long time tend to become like each other. That may certainly be true in habit and opinions—maybe even looks to some degree. Herbert may be right about long-time friends, too. After all, we probably don’t hang out too long with people who are really different from us. The bottom line is: choose your friends wisely.
There are friends who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother . . . The godly give good advice to their friends. (Proverbs 18;24; 12:26)