False affection18 January 2020
Flattery is a repulsive iniquity, concealed behind the mask of friendship. It’s a pretend caress which is expressed as friendship only in words and in a proclivity for and pursuit of things not worth mentioning. It’s treachery that holds nothing sacred. In flattery, as on a gravestone, the name of friendship is all that’s recorded. Flattery corrupts the souls of those who welcome it.