„Because I had goodwill for all, / I thought all were my friends. / And then I learned of treachery, / that some preferred my end. / It wasn't the goodwill I felt / that made someone a friend. / What handy day, the one I learned / the meaning of the word. / How good to know my enemies /“

—  Ванна Бонта, Shades of the World (1985), though their reasons are absurd! "Definition"
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