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.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
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.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.