"This is all I had to say on friendship. One piece of advice on parting. Make up your minds to this: Virtue (without which friendship is impossible) is first; but next to it, and to it alone, the greatest of all things is Friendship."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC - 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman politician and lawyer.
Translation by Evelyn S. Shuckburgh