No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
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.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
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.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.