Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
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.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Friendship is love without his wings!
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.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
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.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away