Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.