Friends and Friendship Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half. Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak.Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others, as, by self-examination, thoroughly to know our own.Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.The past but lives in written words: a thousand ages were blank if books had not evoked their ghosts, and kept the pale unbodied shades to warn us from fleshless lips.Most people I ask little from. I try to give them much, and expect nothing in return and I do very well in the bargain.Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.