Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
There is a magic in the memory of a schoolboy friendship. It softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.