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As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.

As the psychiatrist said to the cannibal at the end of a session: "Your problem is easy you're just fed up with people."

As there are some flowers which you should smell but slightly to extract all that is pleasant in them ... so there are some men with whom a slight acquaintance is quite sufficient to draw out all that is agreeable; a more intimate one would be unsafe and unsatisfactory.

Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. See quote detail

Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.

Be careful to make friendship the child and not the father of virtue, for many are rather good friends than good men; so, although they do not like the evil their friend does, yet they like him who does the evil; and though no counselors of the offence, they yet protect the offender.

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.

Be not the fourth friend of him who had three before and lost them.

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Because discretion is always predominant in true friendship, it works and prevails least upon fools. Wicked men are often reformed by it, weak men seldom.

Before a secret is told, one can often feel the weight of it in the atmosphere.

Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree.

Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!

Better fare hard with good men than feast with bad.

Between friends there is no need of justice.

Beware of the danger signals that flag problems: silence, secretiveness, or sudden outburst.

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of getting out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.

Books and friends should be few but good.


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