Antisthenes, Greek Philosopher ( - )

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There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.~Antisthenes

Truth People Yourself

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

Passion Jealousy Iron

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

Life Learning Most

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

Find First Observe

Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.~Antisthenes

Wedding Gifts Marriages

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

Mistakes Attention First

I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing.~Antisthenes

I Am Afraid Done

Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning.~Antisthenes

Learning You Kind