Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
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
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
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.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.