Marcus Tullius Cicero

Second Self

“A friend is, as it were, a second self.”


“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy, and the dividing of our grief.”


“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”


True friendship

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”

Friends or Family

“One loyal friend is worth a thousand relatives.”

Charles de Lint

“The family we choose for ourselves is more important than the one we were born into; that people earn our respect and trust, not have it handed to them simply because of genetics.”

Seneca the Younger

“Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.”


“Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.”