You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
Children make your life important.
Real friends stab you in the front.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
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.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.