One who's our friend is fond of us; one who's fond of us isn't necessarily our friend.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Friends are a second existence.
And we find at the end of a perfect day, The soul of a friend we've made.
Love is like the wild-rose briar; Friendship is like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose briar blooms, But which will bloom most constantly?
Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower, that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known that immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language holds its peace in impotence.
The great difference between voyages rests not in ships but in the people you meet on them.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.
Friendship is the bread of the heart.
There is no hope or joy except in human relations.
I feel the need of relations and friendship, of affection, of friendly intercourse. ... I cannot miss these things without feeling, as does any other intelligent man, a void and a deep need.
Your wealth is where your friends are.
Today a man discovered gold and fame, Another flew the stormy seas; Another set an unarmed world aflame, One found the germ of a disease. But what high fates my path attend for I-today-I found a friend.
Though Love be deeper, Friendship is more wide.
That is the best-to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.
Can you understand how cruelly I feel the lack of friends who will believe in me a bit?
To have a good friend is one of the highest delights of life; to be a good friend is one of the noblest and most difficult undertakings.