A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Real friends stab you in the front.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
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.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.