Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. Proverbs 18:24
— Bible

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
Fyodor Dostoyevsky closer quote

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
— Augustine of Hippo

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
— Babe Ruth

Is what I'm doing or about to do getting us closer to our objective?
— Robert Townsend