Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Greek philosopher, quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, vi. 12
It is a royal privilege to do good and be ill spoken of.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
Pay attention to your enemies , for they are the first to discover your mistakes .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
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