Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
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.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
The best kind of friend is the kind you sit with, never say a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
Real friends stab you in the front.
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.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.