Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Greek philosopher, quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, vi. 12
I'd rather be mad than feel pleasure.Antisthenes
It is a royal privilege to do good and be ill spoken of.Antisthenes
It is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead , in the other case while alive .Antisthenes
States are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad.Antisthenes
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion .Antisthenes
Once, when he was applauded by rascals, he remarked, "I am horribly afraid I have done something wrong ."Antisthenes
Being asked what learning is the most necessary , he replied, "How to get rid of having anything to unlearn."Antisthenes
Pay attention to your enemies , for they are the first to discover your mistakes .Antisthenes
Wealth and poverty do not lie in a person's estate, but in their souls .Antisthenes
I have enough to eat till my hunger is stayed, to drink till my thirst is sated; to clothe myself withal; and out of doors not Callias there, with all his riches, is more safe than I from shivering; and when I find myself indoors, what warmer shirting do I need than my bare walls? what ampler greatcoat than the tiles above my head?Antisthenes
There is no work so mean, but it would amply serve me to furnish me with sustenance.Antisthenes
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