|The friendship of men of character is
like the young moon, which grows as the days pass, but friendship with fools diminishes
with familiarity like the moon after her full phase.
With deeper study one sees more and more
beauty in a book and derives enhanced pleasure Likewise good men's friendship does not
lose its freshness but gives increased pleasure every day
Friendship is not for pleasant laughter,
but for harsh advice promptly to be given when one swerves from the right path.
True friendship is that which comes swiftly
to the rescue in the hour of trouble, even as the hand goes instinctively to hold the
dress, when it chances to slip down in company.
The emotion of love should approximate to
the reflex action of the nerves.