*I just killed my best friend...and my worst enemy. What's the difference ?
*Friends are like roses...you have to look out for the Pricks !
*I'll keep it short and sweet. family. religion. friendship. these are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
*A friend in power is a friend lost.
*The ones closest to you are the ones who hurt you the deepest.
*I hate it how ur best friend dumps u when they find their new, best friend.
*Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding.
*There can be no Friendship where there is no Freedom.
*Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
*A friend in need is a friend to be avoided.
*Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.
*I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken -- and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.
The revised phrase is intended as a cynical joke.
meriam*A friend in need is a friend to be avoided.
Wait... I thought the phrase "A friend in need" in the proverb "A friend in need is a friend in need" means "A friend who comes when we needs something" instead of "A friend who needs something"...
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Makes me wonder what the actual meaning of the phrase "in need". If "someone in need", does it mean that "someone who comes when we need something" or "someone who is needing something"?
a friend in need can have both meanings. The humour lies in switching the meaning.

a friend in need is a friend indeed A friend who helps you when you need help is a true friend

a friend in need is a friend to be avoided A friend who needs help is someone you should avoid, because it is a nuisance to have to help your friends.
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I see. Thanks.