A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
The best kind of friend is the kind you sit with, never say a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.
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.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
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
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
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.
Friends are nothing but a known enemy
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.