"The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many."
"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."James Whistler on Elbert Hubbard
"Don't walk behind me I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."James Whistler on Albert Camus
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."James Whistler on Buddha
"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."James Whistler on Muhammad Ali
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."James Whistler on Oprah Winfrey
"Work alone will efface the footsteps of work."
"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision."
"I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring."
"To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano."