Proverbs 17:9,17, 27:6, 9-10, 17, 18:24
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends. … A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. … Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. … Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away. … A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. … A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.