It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
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.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
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.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
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.
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.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.