Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
It is easy to be friendly when things are going well, but what will those who call you friend today do if your life falls apart? We hope that they will still be there for us, but you will never know until you experience times of trouble. If you have gone through troubled times and have friends who were with you then, and are still with you today, you may want to keep those friends extra close.
“Wealth makes many friends,
But the poor is separated from his friend.
Many entreat the favor of the nobility,
And every man is a friend to one who gives gifts.”
“A man who has friends must show himself friendly,
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”