It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Real friends stab you in the front.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
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.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.