You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
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
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
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.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Friends are nothing but a known enemy
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
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.