The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Well, it's 1 a.m. Better go home and spend some quality time with the kids.
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.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
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.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.