There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
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.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
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.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
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.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.
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.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.