As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is - Phillips Brooks
It is a sadness of growing older that we lose our ardent appreciation of what is new and different and difficult. - Elizabeth Aston
That peace, safety, and concord may be the portion of our native land, and be long enjoyed by our fellow-citizens, is the most ardent wish of my heart, and if I can be instrumental in procuring or preserving them, I shall think I have not lived in vain. - Thomas Jefferson
An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens. - Robert Benchley