Posted by Snokey Stover on July 18, 2006
In Reply to: keep neighbors closed then brothers posted by ESC on July 17, 2006
: : dear Sir,
: : I want to know the phrase which means keep neighbors closed then brothers
: : regards
: Closer than brothers?
An oft-quoted line is "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." I doubt that the author is Confucius, as many have said, especially as a very similar phrase occurs om Sun Tzu's The Art of War, or so it is said.