It is better to be alone, than in the wrong company.
Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who are.
If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl, but if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights. A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really iike is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.
The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with who you closely associate for the good and the bad.
The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.
As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are.
Friends that don't help you climb will want you to crawl.
Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream.
Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you.
Brother Branham, what activities should our preteen children participate in. Also, how should we go about helping them select their associates?
Keep them in Christian company as long as you possibly can. If it's a girl, keep her with Christian girls; Christian boys, vice versa. If she's old enough to go with a boy, see that she keeps with the right kind of boy. Discourage her to any boy otherwise, or boy to a girl. If she's going with an unbeliever, try to encourage her to go with a believer, and vice versa. Make your home nice. Make your home a place where your daughter or son will not be ashamed to bring their company before their father and mother, and into their house; and make home so happy that they'll be pleased in their home to stay there. Brother William Branham / Questions and Answers 64-0830