It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Dyson and Tolkien were the immediate causes of my conversion. Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?
Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends.
A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.
How great victory was that which Jonathon must have gained over himself, when he rejoiced to see David raised above him! He discerned the mind of God in David, and had so learned to delight in God, that he did not see in David one who was to outshine him, but another faithful man raised up for God and Israel.
The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.
We picture lovers face to face but friends side by side; their eyes look ahead.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
The poor dunce who says, "If I go to hell, I'll have plenty of friends," will be forever shocked to find that in hell nobody will have any friends! Everyone will be the eternal enemy of everyone else.