An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend.
Inflict not on an enemy every injury in your power, for he may afterwards become your friend.
When you see contention amongst your enemies, go and sit at ease with your friends; but when you see them of one mind, string your bow, and place stones upon the ramparts.
Whoever has his foe at his mercy, and does not kill him, is his own enemy
Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become and enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.
O wise man, wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies.
Two orders of mankind are the enemies of church and state; the king without clemency, and the holy man without learning.
Be sure, either that thou art stronger than thine enemy, or that thou hast a swifter pair of heels.
When thou seest thine enemy in trouble, curl not thy whiskers in contempt; for in every bone there is marrow, and within every jacket there is a man.
Avoid that which an enemy tells you to do; for if you follow his advice, you will smite your, knees with the hand of sorrow. If he shows you a road straight as an arrow, turn from it and go the other way.
It is better to break off a thousand friendships, than to endure the sight of a single enemy.
Whosoever formeth an intimacy with the enemies of his friends, does so to injure the latter. O wise man! wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies.
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