Definitions: (1) showing kindly interest and good will; amicable; (2) comforting or supportive of others needs and wants; helpful; (3) attached to another by affection or esteem; a favored companion; (4) disposed to peace; ; amity; (5) cheerful; (6) entente <friendly understanding between factions>

Synonyms: a buddy, conciliatory, hospitable, playmate, propitious, sympathetic

Complementary Qualities: communication, forgiveness, respect, sharing, silliness, tolerance

Consequential Quality: love

• A man who would have friends must show himself friendly. — Jewish
• True friendship is like sound health, the value of which is seldom known until it is lost. — Chinese

• No man is a failure who has friends. — No man is a failure who has friends. — Philip Van Doren Stern (1900–1984) American writer, editor, & historian, His story “The Greatest Gift”{1943} inspired the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life {1946}
• To find a friend one must close one eye – to keep a friend, two. — George Norman Douglas (1868-1952) British writer
• Become interested in your fellows; learn how to love them and watch for the opportunity to do something for them which you are sure they want done. (130:7.2) — Jesus of Nazareth (7 BC-30 AD) The Urantia Book {1955}
• So long as we love, we serve. So long as we are loved by others, I would almost say, we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. — Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Scottish novelist

Comment: True friendship is a gift of sublime self-forgetfulness. Being overly focused on oneself will drain your energy. But if you focus on your task or your loved one, you will have more energy and motivation to persist.

Symbols: 1) shaking hands; 2) petunia flowers; 3) crossed arrows (Native American)

Legendary Figures: 1) Damon and Pythias. Pythias was condemned to death but was allowed to return home to finalize his affairs. Damon took his place on the chopping block, but Pythias returned in the nick of time to save him from execution. In reward for this show of friendship, they were both set free. 2) Nisus and Euryalus. Nisus died valiantly attempting to save his best friend Euryalus. — Virgil (70 BC-19 AD); The Aeneid {19 AD}