. . . he that wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends.
A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage--but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy-- it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.
. . . he was gradually discovering the delight there is in frank kindness and companionship between a man and a woman who have no passion to hide or confess.
Your worst enemy could be your best friend, and your best friend your worst enemy.
Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us
I do not want a friend Who smiles when I smile Who weeps when I weep For my shadow in the pool Can do better than that.
That is the best -- to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.
He who has a thousand friends Has not a friend to spare,While he who has one enemy Shall meet him everywhere
No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it.
And say my glory was I had such friends.
You have been my friends, replied Charlotte, that in itself is a tremendous thing...
May God defend me from my friends I can defend myself from my enemies.
Those who forgets their friends to follow those of a higher status are truly snobs.
He makes no friends who never made a foe.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred --that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
But a lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth.
Those that are a friend to themselves are sure to be a friend to all.
Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need.
You can always tell a real friend when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering Because it was he, because it was myself.
We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.
I'm treating you as a friend asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses
I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.