Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
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.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.