There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
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.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
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.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
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.
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.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.