My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
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.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
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.
If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
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.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
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.
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.