Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
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.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.