One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word.
A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
Nobody ever grew despondent looking for trouble.
Affliction comes to us all, not to make us sad, but sober;
not to make us sorry, but to make us wise; not to make us despondent, but by its darkness to refresh us as the night refreshes the day; not to impoverish, but to enrich us.