Enemy Quotes

Action is worry's worst enemy


Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.

Christian Nevell Bovee

Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really is my enemy, that I am free to marry a woman when in fact she is my mother, that this person is a chambermaid when it is a young nobleman in disguise, that this well-dressed young man is rich when he is really a penniless adventurer, or that if I do this such and such a result will follow when in fact it results in something very different. All good drama has two movements, first the making of the mistake, then the discovery that it was a mistake.

W. H. Auden

He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue

Mark Twain

Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.

Henry Fielding

The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority

Henrik Ibsen

Who is the bravest hero? He who turns his enemy into a friend

Hebrew Proverb

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.

Orson Welles

The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue

Mao Tse-Tung

An enemy is anyone who tells the truth about you.

Elbert Hubbard

The man who ain't got an enemy is really poor.

Josh Billings

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Ronald Reagan

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.


When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.

Sun Tzu

Words are weapons, and it is dangerous . . . to borrow them from the arsenal of the enemy.

George Santayana
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