Enemies Quotes

One must choose one's enemies carefully, as one ends up resembling them.

Jorge Luis Borges

When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, "I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends

Abraham Lincoln

What [Nietzsche] calls slave morality is to him purely spite-morality; and this spite-morality gave new names to all ideals. Thus impotence, which offers no reprisal, became goodness; craven baseness became humility; submission to him who was feared became obedience; inability to assert ones self became reluctance to assert ones self, became forgiveness, love of ones enemies. Misery became a distinction

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

It is impossible to destroy all alleged enemies of freedom everywhere without also destroying freedom in the United States.

James Bovard

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies

Elizabeth Bowen

Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war. Our enemies are to be found abroad and at home. Let us never forget this: Our unrest is the heart of their success. The peace of the world is the hope and the goal of our political system; it is the despair and defeat of those who stand against us.

Bernard Mannes Baruch

False friends are worse than open enemies

Proverb

It is well known to all great men, that by conferring an obligation they do not always procure a friend, but are certain of creating many enemies.

Henry Fielding

Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends; benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence; service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Forget your enemies. It's your friends you frustrate that cause all the problems.

Michael J. Tucker

Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends and society are the natural enemies of a writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.

Laurence Clark Powell

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other--instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.

Edward Abbey

Traitors are more dangerous than enemies.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

In an interconnected world, the defeat of international terrorism – and most importantly, the prevention of these terrorist organizations from obtaining weapons of mass destruction -- will require the cooperation of many nations. We must always reserve the right to strike unilaterally at terrorists wherever they may exist. But we should know that our success in doing so is enhanced by engaging our allies so that we receive the crucial diplomatic, military, intelligence, and financial support that can lighten our load and add legitimacy to our actions. This means talking to our friends and, at times, even our enemies.

BARACK OBAMA

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire. For politeness is like a counter--an avowedly false coin, with which it is foolish to be stingy.

Arthur Schopenhauer

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.

Will Rogers

Tigers, lions, elephants, bears,Snakes and all forms of enemies,The guardians of the hell worlds,Evil spirits and cannibals

Shantideva

Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies

Arabian Proverb

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Mahatma Gandhi

The arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance, employ for the preservation of our liberties being with one mind resolved to die free rather than live slaves

Thomas Jefferson

I would rather have five energetic and competent enemies than one fool friend.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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