A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
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.
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
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
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.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.