Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
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.
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
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.