You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
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.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
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.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
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.