The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
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.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
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.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.