A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Friendship is love without his wings!
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.