One who looks for a friend without faults will have none. (Hasidic saying)

There are at least two lessons to be learned from this saying. First, there are no “perfect” people, so it’s a waste of time to hope to find such friends. Second, since that is true, we’re not perfect ourselves, so who would want us to be their friend? True friends recognize one another’s faults but find companionship in helping each other become better people. 

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice (Proverbs 27:9).