If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.
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.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.