A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Friends are nothing but a known enemy
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.
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.