Art by Daniel Ridgway Knight
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love,
are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness
of heart, but of strength of mind.
Always, Sir, set a high value on spontaneous kindness.
he whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship
of his own accord, will love you more than one whom you have
been at pains to attach to you.
If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances
through life, he will soon find himself left alone.
A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.