Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
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.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.