Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
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.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
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.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...