My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
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.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
The best kind of friend is the kind you sit with, never say a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.