Between friends there is no need of justice.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
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.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.