*Friends seldom last the span of one’s life, but that is no excuse to shun them. You should be grateful for the companionship of many who help ease the burdens of life, even though they may wear out and quit from time to time. A friend that goes to the end of your days is rare, and special beyond all things. Treat them like they are.
*We dread the unexpected visitor more than we rejoice, expecting some unpleasant news or imposition, instead of delightful company. That says a lot about ourselves, and not anything good.
I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.