You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
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.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
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.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Real friends stab you in the front.