If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered.
Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly.
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life - if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.
We cannot always assure the future of our friends we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are.