It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson
Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend. Bill Watterson