We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.