A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Real friends stab you in the front.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
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.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
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.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.