Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
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.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.