One should accept people for what they are and not what you would like them to be, and you should be accepted in the same way.  In friendship this is so apparent Ė you know your friendís faults and failings, but they donít affect the friendship.  You walk side by side so to speak.

Here are some perfect sayings describing this:

Never explain!  Your friends donít need it and your enemies wont believe you anyway!

What is a friend Ė a single soul dwelling in 2 bodies.

I went out to seek a friend and couldnít find one there.
Then I went out to be a friend, and friends were everywhere.

Donít lead me Ė I may not follow.
Donít follow me, - I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend.