Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
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.
The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Friends are nothing but a known enemy