As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
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 no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
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.
Friends are nothing but a known enemy
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.