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.
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.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
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.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.