Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
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.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
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.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.