You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
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.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
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.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.