No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
The best kind of friend is the kind you sit with, never say a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.