You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
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.
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.
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
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
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.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.