My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Real friends stab you in the front.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.