Cousins by blood - friends by choice.Darlene Shaw
Use the right word and not its second cousin. Mark Twain
Cousins are not those we do not know but instead part of a family that also provide support and comfort.
A real cousin (or friend) is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Cousin to cousin we'll always be,
Special friends from the same family tree.
I always call my cousin because we're so close. We're almost like sisters, and we're also close because our moms are sisters. Britney Spears
How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins. Henry David Thoreau
Born as a cousin, made as a friend. Byron Pulsifer
Cousins are friends that will love you forever. Constance Richards
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. Vietnamese Proverb
All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.
No man will be respected by others who is despised by his own relatives. Plautus
American Indian Proverb
Relations are simply a tedious pack of people who haven't got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die. Oscar Wilde
No one wants to be excelled by his relatives. Livy
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative. George Ade
Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself. H.L. Mencken