What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Sometimes we owe a friend to the lucky circumstance that we give him no cause for envy.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...