A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
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.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.