Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
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.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
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.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
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.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.