Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.
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- I wish my deadly foe, no worse than want of fiends, and empty purse.
- Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe, bold I can meet, perhaps may turn his blow! But of all plagues, good Heavens, thy wrath can send, save, save, oh save me from the candid friend!
- He makes no friends who never made a foe.
- An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
- Friends show me what I can do, foes teach me what I should do.
- The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel, but do not dull thy palm with entertainment of each new-hatched unfledged comrade.