My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. (Henry Ford, late auto magnate)
You sometimes hear someone say, “He (or she) is my new best friend,” as if friends come and go easily. The value of friendship is not just those who are the newest or even those whom you’ve know “forever.” Ford puts it well. Good friends may even hurt you with the truth at times, but they always do so in love with your best interest in mind. Hold on to such friends!
Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy . . .. The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense (Proverbs 27:6, 9)