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.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
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.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
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.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
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.
Real friends stab you in the front.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.