It is a good thing to be rich, it is a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends.
Who enters my house as a friend will never be too early, always too late.
In a letter to a friend the thought is often unimportant, and the feeling, if it be only a desire to entertain him, everything.
We learn our virtues from the friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
Let us never adopt the maxim, Rather lose our friend than our jest.
What are friends for if you don’t use them?
Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
There is nothing like sexual frustration to give warmth to friendship, which flourishes in prisons, armies, on Arctic expeditions and did well in wartime Oxford.
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
It is part of the business of life to be affable and pleasing to those whom either nature, chance or circumstance has made our companions.