Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
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.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
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.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
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.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.