|From the (redacted and removed) post herein replaced, sort of.|
"For neither Man nor Angel can discern
Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks
Invisible, except to God alone,
By his permissive will, through Heaven and Earth:
And oft, though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps
At wisdom's gate, and to simplicity
Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill
Where no ill seems..."
John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book III,682-689
Having been fully and most painfully, willfully betrayed by a close friend is interesting. But for the solace found in the verse above, would I feel, still, an annoyingly immediate and profound sorrow at ever having wasted years being a loyal friend to any willfully mean and hypocritical, petty, lying, scheming individuals.