Antisthenes Quotes

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.

Antisthenes

It is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead, in the other case while alive.

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The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.

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When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.

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

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Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.

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We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.

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To all my friends without distinction I am ready to display my opulence: come one, come all; and whosoever likes to take a share is welcome to the wealth that lies within my soul.

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There is no work so mean, but it would amply serve me to furnish me with sustenance.

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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?

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Wealth and poverty do not lie in a person's estate, but in their souls.

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States are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad.

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It is a royal privilege to do good and be ill spoken of.

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I'd rather be mad than feel pleasure.

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