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"No one's enemy but his own," is generally the enemy of everybody with whom he is in relation. - His leading quality is a reckless imprudence, and a selfish pursuit of selfish enjoyments, independent of all consequences. - He runs rapidly through his means; calls, in a friendly way, on his friends, for bonds, bail, and securities; involves his nearest kin; leaves his wife a beggar, and quarters his orphans on the public; and after enjoying himself to his last guinea, entails a life of dependence upon his progeny, and dies in the ill-understood reputation of harmless folly which is more usurious to society than some positive crimes.

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. - And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.

Enemies could become the best companions. Companionship is based on a common interest, and the greater the interest the closer the companionship. What makes enemies of people, if not the eagerness, the passion for the same thing?

Have you fifty friends? - it is not enough. - Have you one enemy?-it is too much.

He hasn't an enemy in the world, and none of his friends like him.

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe thyself.

However rich or powerful a man may be it is the height of folly to make personal enemies; for one unguarded moment may yield you to the revenge of the most despicable of mankind.

I am persuaded that he who is capable of being a bitter enemy can never possess the necessary virtues that constitute a true friend.

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

If you want enemies, excel others; if friends, let others excel you.

In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than a clumsy friend.

It is much safer to reconcile an enemy than to conquer him; victory may deprive him of his poison, but reconciliation of his will.

It is the enemy whom we do not suspect who is the most dangerous.

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.

Make no enemies. - He is insignificant indeed who can do thee no harm.

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. Prudence is the best safeguard. This principle cannot be learned from a friend, but an enemy extorts it immediately. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. And this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties.

O wise man, wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies.


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