There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.
When we\'re trying to solve difficult national issues its sometimes necessary to talk to adversaries as well as friends. Historians have a word for this: diplomacy.
But sometimes in the midst of worry, anxiety and hard work, it has been pretty hard to bear all these false reports going about the country - to see my friends alienated and being made to believe things that were absolutely false.
In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
Prosperity makes few friends.
Burn old wood, read old books, drink old wines, have old friends.
Better to have one friend of great value, than many friends who were good for nothing.
The heart may think it knows better: The senses know that absence blots people out. We have really no absent friends.
If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
We may live without poetry, music and art;
We may live without conscience and live without heart;
We may live without friends; we may live without books;
But civilized man can not live without cooks.
He may live without books,what is knowledge but grieving?
He may live without hopewhat is hope but deceiving?
He may live without love,what is passion but pining?
But where is the man that can live without dining?
He who wants to sell his honor will always find a buyer. The garlic complained to the onion, You stink! If you count your friends mistakes, he will desert you. Many wars have been caused by a single word.
I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
[W]e all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
Wealth maketh many friends.
Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends.
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.