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The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
- Aesop The Eagle and the Arrow

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

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
- William Blake

He hasn't an enemy in the world - but all his friends hate him.
- Eddie Cantor

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
- Bette Davis The Lonely Life

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
- Moshe Dayan

Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Eric Hoffer

Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,
And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
- Ali ibn-Abi-Talib A Hundred Sayings

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
- Thomas Jones

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
- Sally Kempton

Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
- Andre Maurois

Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.
- Spike Milligan

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

We can learn even from our enemies.
- Ovid Metamorphoses

Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall - but don't rush to pick him up either.
- Jewish Proverb

Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.
- Persian Proverb

Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.
- Saadi

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
- Publilius Syrus Maxims

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
- Clarence Thomas

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
- Voltaire

Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.
- Stanley Walker

Don't reserve your best behavior for special occasions. You can't have two sets of manners, two social codes - one for those you admire and want to impress, another for those whom you consider unimportant. You must be the same to all people.
- Lillian Eichler Watson

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde

In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

Manners maketh man.
- William of Wykeham Motto of Winchester College and New College, Oxford

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