Few have such friends. Our enemies usually teach us what we are, at the point of the sword.
“Hunting faults in a friend is like trying to find a hair in your soup and makes them distasteful even if you don’t find any.”
Most people try and find faults in others because they are not happy within themselves. On the other hand, it is much easier to find faults with others than to be faultless ourselves. It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults.
If you are angry with a man, or hate him, it is not hard to go to him and stab him with words. But, to love a man that you cannot bear to see the stain of sin upon him and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Few have such friends. Our enemies usually teach us what we are, at the point of the sword. They experience greater pleasure in correcting the faults of others, than they share grief at the detection of equal defects in themselves. They are the troublemakers and Proverbs says that a troublemaker plants seeds of strife that will separates the best of friends.
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