A friend is one who remains content
To let you just be yourself,

Who deigns to give you the right to be wrong
When you try to do something else,

Friends will always take your side
In a conflict when any oppose you,

They'll never demur at embarrassment
Or try to presuppose you,

Just remember, my friend, in the game of life
There'll be times when you think you're too lonesome

To give of yourself to the ones you admire,
But if you want friends you must be one.

by D. Edgar Murray