Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
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 good friend will always stab you in the front.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.