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
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.