We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
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.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.