Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
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.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
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.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.