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 »One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.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.A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.The less routine the more life.To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.