Vengeance is not the point; change is.
But the trouble is that in most [people's]
minds the thought of victory and the
thought of punishing the enemy coincide.
No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves.
Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
To come to know your enemy, first you must become his friend, and once you become his friend, all his defences come down. Then you can choose the most fitting method for his demise.
Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the "Beloved". Being the Beloved expresses the core truth of our existence.
Theological religion is the source of all imaginable follies and disturbances; it is the parent of fanaticism and civil discord; it is the enemy of mankind.
Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy
An enemy will agree, but a friend will argue.
Especially today as we fight the war on terror - against an enemy that represents hatred, extremism and stands behind no flag - we need to remember the sacrifices that have gone into protecting our flag.
Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.
Intuition isnt the enemy, but the ally, of reason.
Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead: excessive grief the enemy to the living.
The Framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law.
The only peace that can be made with a dictator is once that must be based on deterrence. For today, the dictator may be your friend, but tomorrow he will need you as an enemy.
In Hollywood gratitude is Public Enemy Number One.
A cool blooded and crafty politician, when he would be thoroughly revenged on his enemy, makes the injuries which have been inflicted, not on himself, but on others, the pretext of his attack. He thus engages the world as a partisan in his quarrel, and dignifies his private hate, by giving it the air of disinterested resentment.
It is important for people to realize that we can make progress against world hunger, that world hunger is not hopeless. The worst enemy is apathy.
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.
Every man is his own chief enemy.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.
Moral and spiritual decay have brought about the demise of more great nations (empires) than any invading enemy force, plague, famine and nature disasters combined