| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (181883)|
|QUOTATION:||To mortify and even to injure an opponent, reproach him with the very defect or vice
|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.
|WORKS:||Ivan Turgenev Collection|