Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'All Other Discussions' started by Crabtownboy, Sep 23, 2009.
There, IMHO, is much truth in the following from Poor Richards Almanac, 1734:
What does that even mean?
It's missing the comma. It should be, "Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him."
It means be nice to your friend and you'll keep a friend. Be nice to your enemy and you'll gain a friend.
That is like expressing your anger, or penting it up, when the object of your anger is not there. You are the only one to suffer that anger.
Thanks Matt. Now it makes sense though I'm just as guilty of poor english. Yes it is best to do good to all.