Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Real friends stab you in the front.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
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.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.