These outstanding Black individuals know what they're talking about when it comes to Friendship.

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
Jesse Owens

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.
Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Oprah Winfrey

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walker

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
Toni Morrison

The loneliest woman in the world is the woman without a close woman friend.
Toni Morrison

We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr., The Trumpet of Conscience