True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
Children make your life important.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.