There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
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.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Children make your life important.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.