Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
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.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.