Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
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.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Friendship is love without his wings!
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Real friends stab you in the front.