Every culture and language has a lot to say on the nature of friendship, from cautious advice to celebrations of companionship. Why not share the following thoughts with your best amigos?
Cada quien con su cada cual. / Everyone with his own. Spanish proverb
This Spanish saying about friendship is similar to the English expression, “Birds of a feather flock together.” Although diversity is important, it is rare for people with absolutely nothing in common to enjoy spending time together. If you’re looking for new friends, seek out those with whom you share an interest, hobby or common view on life.
En la union está la fuerza. / In union, there is strength. Spanish proverb
When you stick together, you can accomplish so much more. Whether it’s studying for a test, throwing a killer party or facing a difficult time in life, any situation will come out better with the help of your friends.
No hay mejor hermano que un buen vecino al lado. / There is no better brother than a good next-door neighbor. Spanish proverb
When you are on good terms with your neighbors, you have gained a valuable comrade. From borrowing tools to watching over each other’s houses to enjoying backyard barbecues and pool parties, life is easier with a friend living next door.
El que anda con lobos, a aullar se enseña. / One who walks with wolves learns to howl. Spanish proverb
Dime con quién andas, y te dire quién eres. / Tell me with whom you walk, and I will tell you who you are. Spanish proverb
Our companions often shape our behavior. Are yours helping you to be the person you want to be? These two Spanish sayings about friendship encourage to you make sure your friends aren’t encouraging bad habits or leading you down the wrong path.
El amigo lo escojo yo, el pariente no. / I choose the friend, not the relative. Spanish proverb
Your friends are the people you elect to have in your life. Make sure you choose carefully. Keeping this idea in mind, you should also feel honored whenever you’re selected to share in the highs and lows of someone else’s life.
Amigo en la adversidad, es amigo de verdad. / A friend in adversity is a true friend. Spanish proverb
Unfortunately, when you face times of trouble, not everyone will stay by your side. However, those that do will have proven themselves as true friends.