“Silence is the true friend that never betrays. “

“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship”

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate […]