The worth of any friendship can be measured by its contribution to your victories. People are different. Choose friends who make deposits into your life instead of withdrawals. Your warfare will reveal the true character of those around you.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence– George Washington
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go– Maragaret Walker
“Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.” Margaret Lee Runbeck
I appeal to you, brethren, to be on your guard concerning those who create dissensions and difficulties and cause divisions, in opposition to the doctrine (the teaching) which you have been taught. [I warn you to turn aside from them, to] avoid them.
18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites and base desires, and by ingratiating and flattering speech, they beguile the hearts of the unsuspecting andsimpleminded [people].