You can quote me on that

There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. Prov. 18:24

If two people are both self-absorbed, they cannot be friends. If one is self-absorbed, they can be friends, but not for long. Lasting friendship of any depth requires that two people are willing to consider the other’s needs before her own.

There is a fine line between the call to selflessness and the health of self-preservation.

To know how and when to stop striving without giving up is a gift, indeed.

Laughter is a great thing, but it can’t be the only thing.

Superlatives are superfluous. I think I like this one the best.

Don’t base your attitude or actions on what you think someone else is thinking. Because what you think they’re thinking may not at all be what they are actually thinking.

“Gossip separates the best of friends.” Prov. 16:28

Some things are worth a fight.

You can try to carry a relationship all by yourself, but eventually, you will fall down under the weight of it.

Nothing gets heavier over time than a chip on your shoulder.

Words, when they are authentic and kind, give new life to old friendships.

Opposing thoughts, when expressed in love, serve to build a relationship rather than to tear it apart.

It is better to be loved for who you are than for what you do for people.

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” C.S. Lewis

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