Be loyal to your friends. Popularity is overrated; friendship is not. (Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize- winning author and columnist)

In a world of instant and almost universal news, celebrity often comes quickly to athletes, entertainers, and politicians. Then there are their followers, called groupies, who almost live off the popularity of their hero. But celebrity and fame often evaporate quickly, and the groupies disappear just as fast. As Barry points out, it is true friendship that endures.

The righteous choose their friends carefully. (Proverbs 12:26)