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Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.

Our enemies are our outward consciences.

Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.

Plutarch has written an essay on the benefits which a man may receive from his enemies; and among the good fruits of enmity, mentions this in particular, that by the reproaches which it casts upon us we see the worst side of ourselves.

Some men are more beholden to their bitterest enemies than to friends who appear to be sweetness itself. The former frequently tell the truth, but the latter never.

The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

The fine and noble way to destroy a foe, is not to kill him; with kindness you may so change him that he shall cease to be so; then he's slain.

The little foxes that spoil the vines.

The space in a needle's eye is sufficient for two friends, but the whole world is scarcely big enough to hold two enemies. Solomon ibn Gabirol Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.

The truth is forced upon us, very quickly, by a foe.

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.

There is no enemy can hurt us but by our own hands. - Satan could not hurt us, if our own corruption betrayed us not. - Afflictions cannot hurt us without our own impatience. - Temptations cannot hurt us, without our own yieldance. - Death could not hurt us, without the sting of our own sins. - Sins could not hurt us, without our own impenitence.

There is no little enemy.

There is no man so friendless but what he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths.

There's nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.

Those who get through the world without enemies are commonly of three classes: the supple, the adroit, the phlegmatic. The leaden rule surmounts obstacles by yielding to them; the oiled wheel escapes friction; the cotton sack escapes damage by its impenetrable elasticity.

Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them - and then you destroy yourself.

To love an enemy is the distinguished characteristic of a religion which is not of man but of God. It could be delivered as a precept, only by him who lived and died to establish it by his example.

We have met the enemy and he is us.


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