Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
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.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
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
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.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.
A friend to all is a friend to none.