Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
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.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.