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.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
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.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
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.