The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
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.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.