Enemy Quotes

Liberty and happiness have a powerful enemy on each hand; on the one hand tyranny, on the other licentiousness [anarchy]. To guard against the latter, it is necessary to give the proper powers to government; and to guard against the former, it is necessary that those powers should be properly distributed

James Wilson

A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy

Publilius Syrus

The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow

Chinese Proverb

Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror or force, whether it arises under a facets government or communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual.

Albert Einstein

He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself

Chinese Proverb

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Buddha

Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy

Mark Poster

There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy

French Proverb

Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?

Desiderius Erasmus

An enemy makes a true friends value apparent.

David Howell

One very important ingredient of success is a good, wide-awake, persistent, tireless enemy.

Frank B. Shutts

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.

Sally Kempton

To a surrounded enemy, you must leave a way of escape.

Sun Tzu

To identify the enemy is to free the mind.

Mari Evans

Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.

Spike Milligan

Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind

Gene Fowler

Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.

Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not

David Seabury

Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success

Erwin Rommel

A weapon is an enemy even to its owner

Turkish Proverb

It's not enough to be able to pick up a sword. You have to know which end to poke into the enemy.

Terry Pratchett

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.

Sun Tzu

Censorship in any form is the enemy of creativity, since it cuts off the life blood of creativity: ideas.

Allan Jenkins

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.

Robert G. Menzies
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