Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Real friends stab you in the front.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.