"The only way to have a friend is to be one"
The only way to have a friend
Is to be one yourself;
The only way to keep a friend
Is to give from that wealth.
For friendship must be doublefold,
Each one must give his share
Of feelings true if he would reap
The blessing that are there.
If you would say, "He is my friend,"
Then nothing else will do
But you must say, "I am his friend,"
And prove that fact be true.