Russian proverb of the week

Старый друг лучше новых двух

With accent marks:

Ста́рый друг лу́чше но́вых двух.


An old friend is better than two new ones.


This is used to emphasize the value of a long-standing friendship. A person may have many "buddies" and "acquaintances", but there are not so many real friends.

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