enemies

A Quote by Ben Jonson on art, enemies, and ignorance

Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.

Ben Jonson

Source: Every Man out of His Humour, 1599, act I, sc. i

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian on enemies and friendship

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

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, competence, disillusionment, enemies, existence, failure, force, ideas, incompetence, logic, mind, observation, reason, sacrifice, society, virtue, and world

I want you to observe, that those who cry the loudest about their disillusionment, about the failure of virtue, the futility of reason, the impotence of logic - are those who have achieved the full, exact, logical result of the ideas they preached, so mercilessly logical that they dare not identify it. In a world that proclaims the non-existence of the mind, the moral righteousness of rule by brute force, the penalizing of the competent in favour of the incompetent, the sacrifice of the best to the worst - in such a world, the best have to turn against society and have to become it's deadliest enemies.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 729)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on blindness, delusion, dependence, duty, enemies, existence, facts, fame, fraud, honesty, intelligence, love, mind, practice, reality, sacrifice, selfishness, slavery, stupidity, thinking, value, and virtue

Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud - that an attempt to gain a value by deceiving the mind of others is an act of raising your victims to a position higher than reality, where you become a pawn of their blindness, a slave of their non-thinking and their evasions, while their intelligence, their rationality, their perceptiveness become the enemies you have to dread and flee - that you do not care to live as a dependent, least of all a dependent on the stupidity of others, or as a fool whose source of values is the fools he succeeds in fooling - that honesty is not a social duty, not a sacrifice for the sake of others, but the most profoundly selfish virtue man can practice: his refusal to sacrifice the reality of his own existence to the deluded consciousness of others.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 937)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on bitterness, enemies, fear, guilt, judgment, men, past, thought, vision, and wonder

[He] stood motionless, not turning to the crowd, barely hearing the applause. He stood looking at the judges. There was no triumph in his face, no elation, only the still intensity of contemplating a vision with a bitter wonder that was almost fear. He was seeing the enormity of the smallness of the enemy who was destroying the devastation, past the ruins of great factories, the wrecks of powerful engines, the bodies of invincible men, he had come upon the despoiler, expecting to find a giant - and had found a rat eager to scurry for cover at the first sound of a human step. If this is what has beaten us, he thought, the guilt is ours.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 449)

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A Quote by Aristotle on desires, enemies, overcoming, and victory

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on enemies and friendship

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on anger, enemies, and overcoming

He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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A Quote by Aristophanes on cities, enemies, friendship, learning, men, and war

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. . . .

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Birds, 414 BC

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A Quote by Antisthenes on enemies and mistakes

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

Antisthenes (444 - 371 BC)

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