You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
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
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.