Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.
-- Mark Twain
Life is partly what we make it and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
-- Tennessee Williams
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
-- C. S. Lewis