Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to family and clan, whose blood is in our own veins. Love between man and woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self seeking. But to have a friend, and to be true under any and all trials, is the mark of a man!
Source: Native American Wisdom (The Classic Wisdom Collection), Pages: 38
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