No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
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
Between friends there is no need of justice.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back