Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
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.
Real friends stab you in the front.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.