Friends and Friendship Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly. Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.