Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins. Love between a man and a 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!
Charles Eastman severest quote

The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved.
— Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
— Benjamin Franklin

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
— severest quotation by Henry Ward Beecher