Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
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.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.