• Friendship is an obstetric art; it draws out our richest and deepest resources; it unfolds the wings of our dreams and hidden indeterminate thoughts; it serves as a check on our judgements, tries out our new ideas, keeps up our ardor, and inflames our enthusiasm.

    A. G. Sertillanges (1987). “The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods”, p.56, CUA Press