Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
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.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
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.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.