So as there is as much difference between the counsel, that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend, and of a flatterer.
But a friend that is wholly acquainted with a man's estate, will beware, by furthering any present business, how he dasheth upon other inconvenience.
But see the consequence:--Many a man who is ignorant of human nature has friends who are bad friends, and in that case he ought to do harm to them; and he has good enemies whom he ought to benefit; but, if so, we shall be saying the very opposite of that which we affirmed to be the meaning of Simonides.
You would argue that the good are our friends and the bad our enemies?
I have ruined myself, my friend, ruined myself for the restoration of this young prince who has just passed, cantering on his isabelle colored horse.
The king does not know you have ruined yourself, my friend, but he knows he owes you much.
The words of Anselmo struck Lothario with astonishment, unable as he was to conjecture the purport of such a lengthy preamble; and though be strove to imagine what desire it could be that so troubled his friend
, his conjectures were all far from the truth, and to relieve the anxiety which this perplexity was causing him, he told him he was doing a flagrant injustice to their great friendship in seeking circuitous methods of confiding to him his most hidden thoughts, for be well knew he might reckon upon his counsel in diverting them, or his help in carrying them into effect.
Well, my friend
, I am come to give you this very title which you wish for so much.
The scholar sits down to write, and all his years of meditation do not furnish him with one good thought or happy expression; but it is necessary to write a letter to a friend
,--and forthwith troops of gentle thoughts invest themselves, on every hand, with chosen words.
Or put it, my juvenile friends
, that he saw an elephant, and returning said 'Lo, the city is barren, I have seen but an eel,' would THAT be Terewth?
You will not be surprised, sir, when I inform you that I have called here this morning on behalf of my friend
, Doctor Slammer, of the 97th.
Look at the worst side of the question then,' said Trent as steadily as before, and keeping his eyes upon his friend
It is in honour of thy friend
that thou showest thyself to him as thou art?
arose and went over to them, mak- ing pacific motions with his arms.
, he has done that which no tailor ever yet accomplished: he has taken my measure without touching me