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The condition which high friendship demands is the ability to do without it.

The desire to be and have a sister is a primitive and profound one that may have everything or nothing to do with the family a woman is born to. It is a desire to know and be known by someone who shares blood and body, history and dreams.

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses.

The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come.

The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.

The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.

The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference with their own peculiar ways of being happy, provided those ways do not assume to interfere with ours.

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

The friends thou hast and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel.

The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure; ours has severest virtue for its basis, and such a friendship ends not but with life.

The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him.

The great difference between voyages rests not in ships but in the people you meet on them.

The growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain, to show them that we love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

The lintel low enough to keep out pomp and pride; the threshold high enough to turn deceit aside; the door-band strong enough from robbers to defend: this door will open at a touch to welcome every friend.

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