The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
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.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.