Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
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.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
Your friend is your needs answered.
Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.
The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
Quarrel with a friend and you are both wrong.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
Friends are enemies sometimes, and enemies friends.
The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.