A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
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.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.