Unreal Friendship

Kural - 821
Anvil where thou shalt smitten be, when men occasion find,
Is friendship's form without consenting mind.
Meaning : The friendship of those who behave like friends without inward affection is a weapon that may be thrown when a favourable opportunity presents itself.
Kural - 822
Friendship of those who seem our kin, but are not really kind.
Will change from hour to hour like woman's mind.
Meaning : The friendship of those who seem to be friends while they are not, will change like the love of women.
Kural - 823
To heartfelt goodness men ignoble hardly may attain,
Although abundant stores of goodly lore they gain.
Meaning : Though (one's) enemies may have mastered many good books, it will be impossible for them to become truly loving at heart.
Kural - 824
'Tis fitting you should dread dissemblers' guile,
Whose hearts are bitter while their faces smile.
Meaning : One should fear the deceitful who smile sweetly with their face but never love with their heart.
Kural - 825
When minds are not in unison, 'its never; just,
In any words men speak to put your trust.
Meaning : In nothing whatever is it proper to rely on the words of those who do not love with their heart.
Kural - 826
Though many goodly words they speak in friendly tone,
The words of foes will speedily be known.
Meaning : Though (one's) foes may utter good things as though they were friends, once will at once understand (their evil, import).
Kural - 827
To pliant speech from hostile lips give thou no ear;
'Tis pliant bow that show the deadly peril near!
Meaning : Since the bending of the bow bespeaks evil, one should not accept (as good) the humiliating speeches of one's foes.
Kural - 828
In hands that worship weapon ten hidden lies;
Such are the tears that fall from foeman's eyes.
Meaning : A weapon may be hid in the very hands with which (one's) foes adore (him) (and) the tears they shed are of the same nature.
Kural - 829
'Tis just, when men make much of you, and then despise,
To make them smile, and slap in friendship's guise.
Meaning : It is the duty of kings to affect great love but make it die (inwardly); as regard those foes who shew them great friendship but despise them (in their heart).
Kural - 830
When time shall come that foes as friends appear,
Then thou, to hide a hostile heart, a smiling face may'st wear.
Meaning : When one's foes begin to affect friendship, one should love them with one's looks, and, cherishing no love in the heart, give up (even the former).