„He who conquers his enemy with meekness, wins fame.“

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—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.

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„He who flatters a man is his enemy. he who tells him of his faults is his maker.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.

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„He who has conquered is not conqueror
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—  Ennius Roman writer -239 - -169 a.C.
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„He who fears being conquered is certain of defeat.“

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„The proverb says, He conquers who endures.“

—  Giovanni Maria Cecchi Italian poet, playwright, writer and notary 1518 - 1587
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„Third we must not seek to defeat or humiliate the enemy but to win his friendship and understanding. At times we are able to humiliate our worst enemy.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
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„If you kill your enemies, they win.“

—  Justin Trudeau 23rd Prime Minister of Canada; eldest son of Pierre Trudeau 1971
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