The Savior encouraged brotherhood. He was not a long-distance leader. He walked and worked with those whom he led. He was not afraid of close friendships. He spent many hours with his disciples, and his relationships with them were intimate.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Henry Ward Beecher
A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allan Poe