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.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
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.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
There is a magic in the memory of a schoolboy friendship. It softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.
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.