I am once again finding myself in a founding fathers sort of mood. I did Thomas Jefferson, and while he has many more quotes I could use, today I am going to offer up some lovely thoughts by George Washington.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.