Ointment and perfume delight the heart, and the sweetness of a man's friend gives delight by heart council.
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
"Manners may differ from culture to culture, just as sauces do, but the presence of them is nearly universal...manners help us learn how to be considerate of one another...manners are designed to adorn and beautify our lives, not to gum them up." -My Life for Yours by Douglas Wilson
"How we honor God (or not) in an overt way drives or defines how we honor Him (or not) in our day-to-day activity as we are dealing with other members of the family." - ibid
asseveration- the solemn or emphatic declaration or statement of something
aphorism- a pithy observation that contains a general truth
- a concise statement of a scientific principle, typically by an ancient classical author
triumvirate- a group of three powerful or notable people or things existing in relation to each other
modicum- a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something considered desirable or valuable
connexion- a relationship in which a person, thing or idea is linked or associated with something else
- a supplier of narcotics
substratum- an underlying layer or substance, in particular, a layer of rock or soil beneath the surface of the ground
excise- a tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licenses granted for certain activities