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Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to become.

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

By associating with good and evil persons a man acquires the virtues and vices which they possess, even as the wind blowing over different places takes along good and bad odors.

By friendship you mean the greatest love, the greatest usefulness, the most open communication, the noblest sufferings, the severest truth, the heartiest counsel, and the greatest union of minds of which brave men and women are capable.

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

Can you understand how cruelly I feel the lack of friends who will believe in me a bit?

Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.

Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any viable reason.

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.

Don't ask of your friends what you yourself can do.

Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.

Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.

Don't hate me 'cause I'm booed a fool!

Don't tell your friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you.

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.

Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.


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