You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
Friendship is love without his wings!
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
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.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
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.
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.