The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
Friends are nothing but a known enemy
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.