Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
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.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
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.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.