Every friend says, "I too am a friend"; but some friends are friends only in name.
Is it not a sorrow like that for death itself when a dear friend turns into an enemy?
O inclination to evil, why were you formed to cover the land with deceit?
Some companions rejoice in the happiness of a friend, but in time of trouble they are against him.
Some companions help a friend for their stomachs' sake, yet in battle they will carry his shield.
Do not forget a friend during the battle, and do not be unmindful of him when you distribute your spoils.
All counselors praise the counsel they give, but some give counsel in their own interest.