Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


A foe to God was ne’er true friend to man,
Some sinister intent taints all he does.
Young.—Night VIII. Line 704.

Curst be the verse how well soe’er it flow,
That tends to make one worthy man my foe.
Pope.—Prol. to Satires, Line 283.

Alike reserv’d to blame, or to commend,
A timorous foe and a suspicious friend.
Pope.—To Arbuthnot, Prol. to Sat. Line 205.

He makes no friend who never made a foe.
Tennyson.—Idylls of the King, “Elaine.”