A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.