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.AntisthenesDiogenes Laërtius, vi. 3; quoted also by Marcus Aurelius, vii. 36
States are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad.AntisthenesDiogenes Laërtius, vi. 5
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion .AntisthenesDiogenes Laërtius, vi. 5
Pay attention to your enemies , for they are the first to discover your mistakes .AntisthenesDiogenes Laërtius, vi. 12
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?AntisthenesXenophon, Symposium, iv. 34
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