Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
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
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Well, it's 1 a.m. Better go home and spend some quality time with the kids.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.