You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
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.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.