Why do we say "A friend in need is a friend indeed.

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A friend in need is a friend indeed

Meaning:

Real friends are there for you through good times and bad.

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Real friends are there for you through good times and bad.

This expression was first recorded by Quintus Ennius (239-169 bc), a Roman of Greek descent who is often considered the father of Roman poetry.

His most famous works include the Epicharmus, the Euhemerus, the Hedyphagetica, Saturae, and the Annals but, sadly, only fragments of his writing has survived.

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