„A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults“

—  Mario Puzo, The Godfather

Fonte: The Godfather

Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História
Mario Puzo photo
Mario Puzo5
1920 - 1999

Citações relacionadas

Wayne W. Dyer photo
Husayn ibn Ali photo

„One who reveals your faults to you like a mirror is your true friend, and one who flatters you and covers up your faults is your enemy.“

—  Husayn ibn Ali The grandson of Muhammad and the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib 626 - 680

Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 128
General Quotes

Benjamin Franklin photo

„Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.“

—  Benjamin Franklin, livro Almanaque do Pobre Ricardo

Poor Richard's Almanack (1756); this has also been quoted in a paraphrased form used by Bill Clinton in [ 1998 address to Beijing University http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/122320.stm, as "Our critics are our friends, they show us our faults".
Poor Richard's Almanack

Bob Marley photo
Jack Vance photo

„Count me not your friend but the enemy of your enemies.“

—  Jack Vance, Lyonesse Trilogy

Fonte: Lyonesse Trilogy (1983-1989), The Green Pearl (1985), Chapter 8, section 3 (p. 480)

Attila photo

„Don't underestimate the power of your enemy, no matter how big or small, one day it could be to your detriment.“

—  Attila King of the Hunnic Empire 406 - 453

Turkish Wikipedia
https://quotestats.com/topic/attila-hun-quotes/

William Blake photo
Sara Shepard photo
Richelle Mead photo
Friedrich Nietzsche photo
Mario Puzo photo
Sun Tzu photo

„Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 a.C.

This has often been attributed to Sun Tzu and sometimes to Petrarch. It comes most directly from a line spoken by Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974), written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola:
My father taught me many things here. He taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
Niccolò Machiavelli, who is also sometimes credited, wrote on the subject in The Prince:
It is easier for the prince to make friends of those men who were contented under the former government, and are therefore his enemies, than of those who, being discontented with it, were favourable to him and encouraged him to seize it.
Misattributed

Niccolo Machiavelli photo

„Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli Italian politician, Writer and Author 1469 - 1527

Machiavelli commented on the relative ease of gaining favor from friends and enemies in Chapter 20 of The Prince, quoted above. However, this particular wording comes from a line spoken by Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974), written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola:
My father taught me many things here. He taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Misattributed

Jean Cocteau photo

„Understand that some of your enemies are amongst your best friends.“

—  Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963

Diary of an Unknown (1988)

Mark Twain photo
Paulo Coelho photo
James Carville photo

„Elections are about fucking your enemies. Winning is about fucking your friends.“

—  James Carville political writer, consultant and United States Marine 1944

James Carville – 1992, As quoted by Hunter S. Thompson, Better Than Sex, p. 189

Orson Scott Card photo
Pythagoras photo

„A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 a.C.

As quoted in Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists‎ (2007) by James Geary, p. 118

Tópicos relacionados