There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
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.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Children make your life important.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
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.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.