Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
A man should never neglect his family for business.