Friendship based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph: with time it fades.
Friendship is the soul’s voluntary imprisonment in a stranger’s body.
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.