"To lose a friend through life circumstances that cause seperation, this is the way of life.
To lose a friend through sickness and death, this is a sadness only comforted by the memories of the shared joys.
To lose a friend through debt, that is a 'greek tragedy'.
Therefore, treasure the wonder of friendship whilst you may,
take the days of friendship as divine gifts, replete with untold blessings,
and if you would help your friend do not place upon them the heavy weight of gratitude, help because it is your joy to help.
Yet in all these things, be sure to value and honour the greatest component of friendship which is not the lovingness, nor the generosity, nor the helping hand, nor the inspiring spirit…..the greatest component of friendship is respect"