Enemies becoming friends Quotes

Understand that some of your enemies are amongst your best friends.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

May peace rule the universe; may peace rule in kingdoms and empires; may peace rule in states and in the lands of the potentates; may peace rule in the house of friends and may peace also rule in the house of enemies.

Barrister Virchand Gandhi

When you are confronted with terrible hardships, and no one offers you any support, when your friends turn into enemies, and even your relatives have deserted you, and when all support has given way, and all hope has been lost - if you then come to remember the Supreme Lord God, even the hot wind shall not touch you.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Hug your friends tight, but your enemies tighter hug em so tight they cant wiggle.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.

Robert Burton

One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While its still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.

Edward Abbey

One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While its still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.

Edward Abbey

Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for awhile and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: You will outlive the bastards.

Edward Abbey

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

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Eskimo Proverb

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

Eskimo Proverb

Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.

Yassir Arafat

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

He that openly tells, his friends all that he thinks of them, must expect that they will secretly tell his enemies much that they do not think of him.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Mother Theresa

Prosperity makes some friends and many enemies.

Vauvenargues

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.

Frances Cornford

God save me from my friends. I can protect myself from my enemies.

Martin Luther

Friends are just enemies that don't have the guts to kill you.

Judy Tenuda

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King Jr

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.

Spanish proverb

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

Ann Richards

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies

Roderick Thorp

False friends are worse than open enemies

Proverb

We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.

P. D. James

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

There's no game like golf: you go out with three friends, play eighteen holes, and return with three enemies

Unknown

Hate your enemies Save your friends Find your place Speak the truth.

Kurt Donald Cobain

Time should make enemies and Life should make friends.

Henry R. Luce

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

Baltasar Gracian

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

Moshe Dayan

We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends—they're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!

Warren G. Harding

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Thomas Jones

False friends are worse than open enemies

Proverb

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

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

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.

Spanish proverb

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.

Homer

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

Stephen King

We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory.

Evelyn Loeb

We must do our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies

Thomas Jefferson

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

Oscar Levant

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends

Martin Luther King, jr.

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

Abraham Lincoln

Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.

Charles Caleb Colton

Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate

Unknown

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.

Sir Francis Bacon

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

Jessamyn West

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

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

Ann Richards

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.

Kofi Busia

You're mistaken: men of sense often learn from their enemies. Prudence is the best safeguard. This principle cannot be learned from a friend, but an enemy extorts it immediately. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. And this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties. It appears then that it will be better for us to hear what they have to say first; for one may learn something at times even from one's enemies.

Aristophanes

To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists, for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America's enemies, and pause to America's friends. They encourage people of good will to remain silent in the face of evil.

John David Ashcroft

My view is that you don't just talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies, as well. And the diplomacy involves talking to your enemies. You don't reward your enemies necessarily, by talking to them if you're tough and you know what you're doing. You don't appease them. Talking to an enemy is not, in my view, appeasement. I made 15 trips to Syria in 1990-1991 at a time when Syria was on the list of countries who are state sponsors of terrorism. And the 16th trip, guess what? Lo and behold, Syria changed 25 years of policy and agreed for the first time in history to come sit at the table with Israel, which is what Israel wanted at the time. And, thereby, implicitly recognized Israel's right to exist. Now, all I'm saying is that would never have happened if we hadn't been sufficiently dedicated that we were going to keep at it.

James Addison Baker, III

Now the activity of the practical virtues is exhibited in political or military affairs, but the actions concerned with these seem to be unleisurely. Warlike actions are completely so (for no one chooses to be at war, or provokes war, for the sake of being at war; any one would seem absolutely murderous if he were to make enemies of his friends in order to bring about battle and slaughter); but the action of the statesman is also unleisurely, and-apart from the political action itself-aims at despotic power and honours, or at all events happiness, for him and his fellow citizens-a happiness different from political action, and evidently sought as being different. So if among virtuous actions political and military actions are distinguished by nobility and greatness, and these are unleisurely and aim at an end and are not desirable for their own sake, but the activity of reason, which is contemplative, seems both to be superior in serious worth and to aim at no end beyond itself, and to have its pleasure proper to itself (and this augments the activity), and the self-sufficiency, leisureliness, unweariedness (so far as this is possible for man), and all the other attributes ascribed to the supremely happy man are evidently those connected with this activity, it follows that this will be the complete happiness of man, if it be allowed a complete term of life.

Aristotle

We need honest, reasoned debate; not fear-mongering. To those who pit Americans against immigrants, and citizens against non-citizens; to those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty; my message to you is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists- for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America's enemies, and pause to America's friends. They encourage people of good will to remain silent in the face of evil.

John David Ashcroft

My fame had become annoying for my enemies, and a little trying, I confess, for my friends. But at that time all this stir and noise amused me vastly. I did nothing to attract attention. My somewhat fantastic tastes, my paleness and thinness, my peculiar way of dressing, my scorn of fashion, my general freedom in all respects, made me a being quite apart from all others. I did not recognise the fact. I did not read, I never read, the newspapers. So I did not know what was said about me, either favourable or unfavourable. Surrounded by a court of adorers of both sexes, I lived in a sunny dream.

Sarah Bernhardt
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