I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Children make your life important.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
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.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.