If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility.
Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.
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 is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.
Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed with hatred for his peaceful goals.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
It was not a healthy marriage for long time. It was never about another man, it was about what my and Dennis's relationship could not sustain.
Wine is a peep-hole on a man.
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.