As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.