Quote by Jane Austen
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations.
What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.
I do not believe it is in our nature to love impartially. We deceive ourselves when we think we can love two beings, even our own children, equally. There is always a dominant affection.
By its very nature, hate destroys and tears down; by its very nature, love creates and builds up.
People who love thus always love for life; for, the more, they love, the more they know the beloved object, and the easier it is for them to love; that is, to satisfy his desires.
I love to work with my hands; to nail, to glue, to scour, to dig; all these satisfy a yearning in my nature for something substantial and honest.
When you love that which is unnatural, a stronger appetite is created for the hurtful thing than the natural desire for what is harmless.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
A best friend is someone who knows exactly what you are thinking about just by taking one quick glance at you.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, 'What? You too! I thought I was the only one.'
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.