It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
There is a magic in the memory of a schoolboy friendship. It softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
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.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
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.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
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
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.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.