I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
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
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
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.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.