Friendship.The quality or state of being friendly.
If you want a friend, be a friend. Real friends are priceless, they care about you, they help you, and ask nothing in return. Relatives, acquaintances, the people you work with, go to church with, go to school with are not necessarily friends. Friendship like marriage takes time to develop and is a two way street. Never ask a friend to do something for you, that you wouldn't be willing to do for them. The best way to friendship is to treat everyone you meet with respectfullness, fairness, and kindness. If you're honestly seeking a friend, and are willing to be a friend, it will happen.
"Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant."
Socrates, Ancient Athenian philosopher, 470-399 BC