A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Children make your life important.
I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
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.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.