Enemies Quotes

It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.

Baltasar Gracian

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.

Wendell Phillips

Not only the bull attacks his enemies with curved horn, but also the sheep, when harmed fights back.

Propertius Sextus

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies, seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.

Charles Caleb Colton

Enemies carry a report in form different from the original.

Plautus

Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.

Frank Herbert

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

African Proverb

You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks

Eskimo Proverb

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Thomas Jones

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends

Walt Whitman

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Pick your enemies carefully or you'll never make it in Los Angeles.

Rona Barrett

Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies to exert internal control over their own people.

Richard Perle

We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ - be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.

Peter Stuyvesant

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

Plato

He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.

Proverb

Our most cruel enemies are our nearest in blood!... Kings have neither brothers, nor sons, nor mothers.

Honor de Balzac

If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

Mother Theresa

One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling.

William James

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.

Aristotle

Love all men, even your enemies; love them, not because they are your brothers, but that they may become your brothers. Thus you will ever burn with fraternal love, both for him who is already your brother and for your enemy, that he may by loving become your brother. ... Even he that does not as yet believe in Christ ... love him, and love him with fraternal love. He is not yet thy brother, but love him precisely that he may be thy brother.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can't.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Prosperity makes some friends and many enemies.

Vauvenargues

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