Hazrat Ali quotes about friendship prove how important is the relation of friendship for Muslims. On an occasion he said, "A brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond." When people asked him why he compared a brother to gold and a friend to diamond when the relation of a brother is closer than that of a friend, he gave a really intelligent reply, "If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before."
Maula Ali RA took special care of his friends. He considered the loss of a dear friend the greatest loss in the world. His greatest treasure was his friends. He was a great friend of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W). He loved Prophet (S.A.W.W) with pure sincerity so much that he was always ready to give his life for this friendship. His wise words about the importance of friendship are as follows:
Hazrat Ali Quotes about Friendship
Be friends with the righteous and avoid the evil doers, stay away from the hypocrites and do not accompany the treacherous.
The poor is one who does not have any friend.
Two true friends are a single soul in different bodies.
Friendship transfers a stranger in to a relative.
Keep away from friendship of a liar. Surely he will show you as near what is far from you and will show as far what is near you.