There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Real friends stab you in the front.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
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.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
A friend to all is a friend to none.