A photo can give you a lot of information with a single look. It can give you as much information as a description of something that is one thousand words long.
A man is known by the company he keeps
Most people have friends who have similar interests or personalities. This proverb says you can find out what a person is like ? what their interests are or what their personality is like ? by looking at what their friends’ personalities and interests.
A friend in need is a friend indeed
According to this proverb, when you have a problem, your true friends will stay with you. All your other “friends” will suddenly have no time for you. So when you are in trouble, you will find out who your real friends are. “in need” here means “when you have a problem.”