We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest;
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) American author and poet.
“Life’s Scars” (1896)

Originally published in Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, Vol. 42, #4 (Oct 1896)

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