Gide to True way of Living!
A man should recognize among his acquaintances those with whom he should associate and those with whom he should not.
The one with whom a man should not associate are those who are greedy, clever talkers, flatterers or wasters.
The ones whom he should associate are those who are helpful, who are willing to share happiness as well as sufferings, who give good advice and who have a sympathetic heart.
A true friend the one with whom a man may safely associate, will always stick closely to the right way, will worry secretly about his friends welfare, will console him in misfortune, will offer him a helping hand when he needs it, will keep his secrets, and will always give him good advise.
It is very difficult to find a friend like this, and, therefore, one should try very hard to be a friend like this. As the Sun warms the fruitful earth , so a good friend shines in society because of good deeds.