If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
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.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
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.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
A man should never neglect his family for business.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
The best kind of friend is the kind you sit with, never say a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.