No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
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.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
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.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
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...
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.