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Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
Every street has two sides, the shady side and the sunny. When two men shake hands and part, mark which of the two takes the sunny side; he will be the younger man of the two.
A ray of sunshine, a balmy breeze Are a gift from God above, And He also gives us faithful friends. To warm our hearts with love.
The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.
The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.
Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.
Nowadays not even a suicide kills himself in desperation. Before taking the step he deliberates so long and so carefully that he literally chokes with thought. It is even questionable whether he ought to be called a suicide, since it is really thought which takes his life. He does not die with deliberation but from deliberation.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Suicide may also be regarded as an experiment -- a question which man puts to Nature, trying to force her to answer. The question is this: What change will death produce in a man's existence and in his insight into the nature of things? It is a clumsy experiment to make; for it involves the destruction of the very consciousness which puts the question and awaits the answer.
The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.
The cynic never grows up, but commits intellectual suicide.
If I commit suicide, it will not be to destroy myself but to put myself back together again. Suicide will be for me only one means of violently reconquering myself, of brutally invading my being, of anticipating the unpredictable approaches of God. By suicide, I reintroduce my design in nature, I shall for the first time give things the shape of my will.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.
Then is it sin to rush into the secret house of death. Ere death dare come to us?
Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light.
There is a remedy for everything; it is called death.
Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.
For precious friends hid in death's dateless night.
Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Debate is the death of conversation.
The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!
Death is nature's way of saying, Your table's ready.
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Life is a dream walking death is a going home.
The whole earth, perpetually steeped in blood, is nothing but an immense altar on which every living thing must be sacrificed without end, without restraint, without respite until the consummation of the world, the extinction of evil, the death of death.
The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still.
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Love comes from blindness, friendship from knowledge.
Friendship should be a responsibility, never an opportunity.
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Precious gifts of friendship... knowing the heart of another, sharing one's heart with another.
As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -
Friendship Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway. A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down. A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it. However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
Friendship is the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts or measure words, but pouring all right out just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful friendly hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and, with a breath of comfort, blow the rest away.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of the weary pilgrimage.
Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
I am already kindly disposed towards you. My friendship it is not in my power to give: this is a gift which no man can make, it is not in our own power: a sound and healthy friendship is the growth of time and circumstance, it will spring up and thrive like a wildflower when these favour, and when they do not, it is in vain to look for it.
It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship.
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.
The very flexibility and ease which make men's friendships so agreeable while they endure, make them the easier to destroy and forget. And a man who has a few friends, or one who has a dozen (if there be any one so wealthy on this earth), cannot forget on how precarious a base his happiness reposes; and how by a stroke or two of fate --a death, a few light words, a piece of stamped paper, a woman's bright eyes --he may be left, in a month, destitute of all.

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