Selected Quotes about Enemies

The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction. -- Aesop

Last guys don't finish nice. -- Saul Alinsky

Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults. -- Antisthenes

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends. -- Sir Francis Bacon

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. -- William Blake

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. -- William Blake

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. -- Napoleon Bonaparte

It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best. -- E. R. Bulwer-Lytton

He hasn't an enemy in the world - but all his friends hate him. -- Eddie Cantor

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business. -- Bette Davis

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. -- Moshe Dayan

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. -- Moshe Dayan

Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror and force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual. -- Albert Einstein

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. -- Baltasar Gracian

It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - from lack of character. -- Dag Hammarskjold

In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us. -- Thich Nhat Hanh

The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on. -- Joseph Heller

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. -- Eric Hoffer

Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. -- Elbert Hubbard

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. -- Ali ibn-Abi-Talib

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes. -- Thomas Jefferson

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. -- Thomas Jones

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends -- Martin Luther King, jr.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. -- Carl Jung

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. -- Sally Kempton

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. -- John F. Kennedy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. -- John F. Kennedy

I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends,...they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights. -- Oscar Levant

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? -- Abraham Lincoln

Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment. -- Andre Maurois

Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy. -- Spike Milligan

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

We can learn even from our enemies. -- Ovid

Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall - but don't rush to pick him up either. -- Jewish Proverb

Listen to your enemy, for God is talking. -- Jewish proverb

Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake. -- Persian Proverb

I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you. -- Ann Richards

When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous -- a man who brutalizes people. But you love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change -- and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it -- at which point they can become human too. -- Bayard Rustin

Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend. -- Saadi

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy. -- Publilius Syrus

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. -- Mark Twain

Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate. -- Unknown

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it. -- Voltaire

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy. -- George Washington

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. -- Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. -- Oscar Wilde

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. -- Woodrow Wilson

If you want to make enemies, try to change something. -- Woodrow Wilson

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