Your own friend, and your father's friend, forsake not; neither go into your brother's house in the day of your calamity: for better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
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George Leo Haydock
Affliction. He will be less compassionate than a tried friend.
Better This daily experience evinces. "Those who purchase land, should consider if there be plenty of water, and a neighbour. "(Pliny, xviii. 5.)
The Persians honour most those who live nearest to them. (Herodotus i. 134.)