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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:520
AUTHOR:Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818–83)
QUOTATION:To mortify and even to injure an opponent, reproach him with the very defect or vice … you feel … in yourself.
ATTRIBUTION:IVAN TURGENEV, “The Rule of Life,” Poems in Prose, in his A Reckless Character and Other Stories, trans. Isabel F. Hapgood, p. 317 (1904).

  This appeared in Time, March 5, 1951, p. 31, in a different translation: “If you desire to put your enemy in the wrong or even to damage his reputation, blame him for the very vice which you feel in yourself.”
SUBJECTS:Enemies
WORKS:Ivan Turgenev Collection
 
 
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