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Enemies Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Enemies

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Government Political Hate

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill PHOTO

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love your enemies.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

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There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Choose your friends carefully.
Your enemies will choose you.
- Yasser Arafat

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

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

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies,
but they never can be friends, because there must always
be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
- George Byron

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your
enemies will not believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies -
because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
- Lana Turner

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies,
alas, are always the same.
- Jean Rostand

People crushed by law have no hopes but from power.
If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Many Chinese saw opium as a poison introduced by foreign enemies.
- Robert Trout

Friends come and go but enemies accumulate.
- Arthur Bloch

Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter
and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed
with hatred for his peaceful goals.
- Jimmy Carter

Not only the bull attacks his enemies with curved horn,
but also the sheep, when harmed fights back.
- Sextus Propertius

I can't afford a whole new set of enemies.
- Cecil Beaton

It is better to decide a difference between enemies than friends,
for one of our friends will certainly become an enemy
and one of our enemies a friend.
- Pierre Jean de Beranger

Forget your enemies.
It's your friends you frustrate that cause all the problems.
- Michael J. Tucker

Lord, Bless our enemies; have mercy upon them,
may they turn their course and let us alone,
and let us live in peace at our homes in our own native land.
- William Pennington

Dictatorships start wars because they need external
enemies to exert internal control over their own people.
- Richard Perle

Of all the enemies of public liberty,
war is perhaps the most to be dreaded,
because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.
- James Madison

I would not kill my enemies, but I will make them get down on their knees.
I will, I can, I must.
- Maria Callas

Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war,
as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
- Elizabeth I

We have serious enemies and growing threats around the world.
Unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea
of a rogue state is Arizona.
- Mitt Romney

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -
avarice,
ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished,
we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
- Petrarch

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

We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies.
We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had
the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon.
- Kary Mullis

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

Ambition.
An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while
living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
- Ambrose Bierce

The last of our enemies is laid low.
- Clement Attlee

The chief internal enemies of any state are those public
officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
- Dalton Trumbo

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Time should make enemies and Life should make friends.
- Henry R. Luce

A President is best judged by the enemies he makes
when he has really hit his stride.
- Max Lerner

Black women sharing close ties with each other,
politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men.
- Audre Lorde

People who make music together cannot be enemies,
at least while the music lasts.
- Paul Hindemith

Books have the same enemies as people:
fire,
humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
- Paul Valery

I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life,
but no enemies that I can remember.
- Gerald R. Ford

It is not necessary to have enemies if you go out of
your way to make friends hate you.
- Frank Dane

I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department.
Certainly I have made fewer enemies,
but that isn't very difficult.
- Arthur Miller

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies
with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends,
namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope -
and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
- Bob Riley

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

Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
- Alexis Carrel

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first
to discover your mistakes.
- Antisthenes

Political criticism is our enemies' best friend.
- Bernard Kerik

Terrorism is a real despair.
These are people for whom life has been so negative
that they're willing to die if they can take down some of their enemies.
- John Shelby Spong

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- Aesop

The bombers were enemies of Islam and enemies of the country.
We will do everything and anything needed to stop them.
- Khaleda Zia


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