Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.