Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies.
What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
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.
Most safely shall you tread the middle path.
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
Compare birth with death, compare death with life; compare what is possible with what is not possible and compare what is not possible with what is possible; because there is, there is not, and because there is not, there is.
I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring. It's a grave thing, getting married.
In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
You win the victory when you yield to friends.
Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.
The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.