Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
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.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
The best kind of friend is the kind you sit with, never say a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
Children make your life important.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
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
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.