In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.
A true friend stabs you in the front.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
You don't have to be married to have a good friend as your partner for life.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.
By going to the movies, and because of other things, too, going to college, making a wide variety of friends, moving around traveling, I became a lot more open-minded than the heritage I was born into might have suggested.
What appeared to the earlier physicists to be the constant quantity of heat is nothing more than the whole motive power of the motion of heat, which remains constant so long as it is not transformed into other forms of work, or results afresh from them.
The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
Age merely shows what children we remain.
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Spirituality is rebellion; religiousness is orthodoxy. Spirituality is individuality; religiousness is just remaining part of the crowd psychology. Religiousness keeps you a sheep, and spirituality is a lion's roar.
All the good maxims have been written. It only remains to put them into practice.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.