We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
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.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
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.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Real friends stab you in the front.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.