True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
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.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away