You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
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.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.