Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
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.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
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.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.