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Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?
Plutarch has written an essay on the benefits which a man may receive from his enemies; and among the good fruits of enmity, mentions this in particular, that by the reproaches which it casts upon us, we see the worst side of ourselves
Man is his own worst enemy
Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage to which he is not entitled
Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much
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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."