A man who sees action in inaction and inaction in action has understanding among men and discipline in all action he performs.
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
-- Danish Proverb
Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world as a real friend. Such a one is as it were another self, to whom we impart our most secret thoughts, who partakes of our joy, and comforts us in our affliction; add to this, that his company is an everlasting pleasure to us.