Theognis, 1219-1220

 

 

“It is difficult for an enemy to deceive

But it is easy for a friend to fool a friend.”

 

 

᾿Εχθρὸν μὲν χαλεπὸν καὶ δυσμενεῖ ἐξαπατῆσαι,

Κύρνε· φίλον δὲ φίλωι ῥάιδιον ἐξαπατᾶν.

 

Fool me once?

Theognis of Megara, a man with words for all occasions.