The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Children make your life important.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.