No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
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.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.