Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.
When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having
many acquaintances, but no friends.
A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.
Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.
I have no love for a friend who loves in words alone.
Neoptolemus: I am glad to see you and take you as a friend. For one who knows how to show and accept kindness will be a better friend than any possession.
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
There is no greater misfortune
than underestimating your enemy.
Underestimating your enemy
means thinking that he is evil.
Thus you destroy your three treasures
and become an enemy yourself.
When two great forces oppose each other,
the victory will go to the one that knows how to yield.
Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on
some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate
Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere.
Two ants do not fail to pull one grasshopper.
Ah my friend, if you and I could escape this fray and live forever, never a trace of age, immortal, I would never fight on the front lines again or command you to the field where men win fame.
Friends share all things.