Aphorism #7

 

Fallen

Fallen

“Our enemies are nearer the truth in their opinion of us than we

are ourselves”        

La Rochefoucauld

What an interesting observation! Know yourself! The prince suggests that we might listen to our enemies more carefully. They might know us better than we do ourselves. We can learn important lessons from our opponents about our own character. Sounds like it might not be a bad idea to have some enemies. Any thoughts?