Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
There is a magic in the memory of a schoolboy friendship. It softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
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.
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.
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.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.