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.
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.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
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.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
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.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
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
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.