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Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends
I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake
It is a most miserable lot to be without an enemy. [No man can be successful without being envied and hated.]
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults
A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."