The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Real friends stab you in the front.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
There is a magic in the memory of a schoolboy friendship. It softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.
Friends are nothing but a known enemy
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
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.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.