There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.
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.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
The best kind of friend is the kind you sit with, never say a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
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.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.