Monday, March 24, 2014

Quotes and Sayings about your Enemies

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

– Baltasar Gracián

(Niki Lauda says this to Janes Hunt in movie 'Rush' about F1 Racing and set me off looking for the author of the quote)

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
― Oscar Wilde

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
― Abraham Lincoln

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
― Napoleon

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.”
― Oscar Wilde

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”
― G.K. Chesterton

“It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, "Love your enemies."
It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power
there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to
that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh,
they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings,
and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but
just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down
under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why
Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is
creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive.
So love your enemies.
(from "Loving Your Enemies")”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”
― Frank Sinatra

“Never explain―your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe
you anyway.”
― Elbert Hubbard
tags: enemies, explanations, friends

“Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies."
(Voltaire on his deathbed in response to a priest asking him that he
renounce Satan.)”
― Voltaire

“Your Worst Enemy Could Be Your Best Friend and Your Best Friend Your Worst
― Bob Marley

“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”
― Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

“Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable
things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person,
the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of
necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from
his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.”
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

“We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive
the guilty,
“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked,
forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your
enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human

“A man with no enemies is a man with no character.”
― Paul Newman

“The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.”
― Laurell K. Hamilton, Micah

“If you have enemies, goodthat means you stood up for something.”
― Eminem

“A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or
the other, and we then know how to meet him.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

“No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent
merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work
those who who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your
enemies. Don't knock yourself.”
― Alfred Tennyson

“Home is anywhere that you know all your friends and all your enemies.”
― Orson Scott Card, Hart's Hope

“I can be on guard against my enemies, but God deliver me from my friends!”
― Charlotte Brontë, The Letters of Charlotte Brontë

“It's not about going around trying to stir up trouble. As long as you're
honest and you articulate what you believe to be true, somebody somewhere
will become your enemy whether you like it or not.”
― Criss Jami

“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

“Sometimes I just want to paint the words "It's my fault" across my forehead
to save people the time of being pissed off at me.”
― Christina Westover

“I am often thought of as being remarkably bright, and yet my brains, more
often than not, are busily devising new and interesting ways of bringing my
enemies to sudden, gagging, writhing, agonizing death.”
― Alan Bradley, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

“There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye
keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their
― Homer, The Odyssey

“Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his
disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by
evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the
enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a
cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work.
'The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not
suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be
among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but
the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had
done what you are doing who would ever have been spared' (Luther).”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community

“Reputation is what others think of us; character is what God knows of us.
When you have spent what feels like eternity trying to repair a few moments
of time that destroyed the view others once had of you then you must ask
yourself if you have the problem or is it really them? God doesn’t make us
try so hard…..only enemies do.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we
are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical
to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same
― C.S. Lewis

“The life of the enemy . Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy
has an interest in the enemy's staying alive.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Personal affection is a luxury you can have only after all your enemies are
eliminated. Until then, everyone you love is a hostage, sapping your courage
and corrupting your judgment.”
― Orson Scott Card, Empire

“His mom always said that trust was something you earned. And it wasn't
something you gave easy. Too often, it was a tool your enemies used to hurt
you with. 'Give them nothing, baby. Not until you have no choice. The world
is harsh and it is cold. People can be good and decent, but most of them are
only out for themselves and they'll hurt anyone they can'.”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infinity

“That's ridiculous. The only point in having enemies is so you can defeat
them, kill them, brush them aside."
"Or give them a chance to redeem themselves.”
― Derek Landy, Death Bringer

“You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest
― Shannon L. Alder

“He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.”
― William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830

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

John Wooden
“How many of us have conflicts with someone else- and how many of us pray
for that person? We have individuals with whom we are competitive, or whom
we dislike or have a quarrel with; but very few of us have true enemies in
the martial sense. And yet if Lincoln could pray fervently- and contemporary
reports indicate he did- for the people who were opposing him, how much more
can we do for someone we just find a little irritating?”
― John Wooden, A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring

“Friends may come and go
but enemies accumulate.”
― Jayne Ann Krentz, In Too Deep

“A man falling off a cliff to certain death will stretch out a hand even to
his worst enemy.”
― Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos

“I have no enemies. I don't permit such a thing. ”
― Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

“In order to know your enemy, you must become your enemy.”
― Chris Bradford, The Way of the Dragon

“Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.”
― William Shakespeare

“The enemies of your enemies are not always your friends, but they can still
be useful.”
― James D. Sass, Essays in Satanism

“Enemies are people who's story you haven't heard, or who's face you haven't
― Irene Butter

“A true man loves his enemies as much he loves his friends.”
― Santosh Kalwar

“An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“Thou shalt not stir one foot to seek a foe.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“I like to have powerful enemies. Makes me feel important.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

“It is good that a man's enemies want him dead, for it proves he has lived a
life of worth.”
― Forrest Carter, The Outlaw Josey Wales

“Show no fear to your enemies. Only contempt. Never let anyone look down on
you. You're just as good as any of them. I don't care who they are. Better
in fact. In our world, Dagans are royalty and you, my son, are a prince.”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Born of Shadows

“You never walk alone. Even the devil is the lord of flies.”
― Gilles Deleuze

“Hatred will never be erased! The only thing you can do... is erase the ones
you hate. - Hakuryuu”
― Ohtaka Shinobu

“I didn’t answer. We were not buddies. We could not chat about the proximity
of our offices, or football, or forgiveness.”
― Kimberly Novosel, Loved - A Novel

“Allow enemies their space to hate; they will destroy themselves in the
― Lisa Du

“There's ways you can trust an enemy you can't always trust a friend. An
enemy's never going to betray your trust.”
― Daniel Abraham, The Dragon's Path

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your
enemy. Then he becomes your partner. 
 -Nelson Mandela, activist, South
African president, Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1918)”

“After long enough, everyone in the world will be you enemy.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

“Sometimes duplicity and treason are markers of the enemy, and sometimes,
the failed intention of a masterful ally. But, nevertheless, as they burden
you with a vexing brand of love, they become nothing more than the kiss of
Judas, pressing a crown of thorns into your flesh.”
― Addison Moore, Vex

“There are two things in life you cannot choose. The first is your enemies;
the second your family. Sometimes the difference between them is hard to
see, but in the end time will show you that the cards you have been dealt
could always have been worse.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Midnight Palace

“You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great
deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything
that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do no bother
yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life
― Victor Hugo, Choses vues 1849-1885

“At this hour
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies.”
― William Shakespeare, The Tempest

“Revenge in the hands of your enemies is a loaded gun. You can beg them for
mercy, wave the white flag of surrender, but the only true elixir for the
vitriol they bestow is a measure of hatred dispensed of your own.”
― Addison Moore, Wicked

“Only people who're positive enough to have friends have enemies. When
you're as glum and morose as he was, people just give up and go away.”
― Ellis Peters, A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

“What greater weapon is there than to turn an enemy to your cause? To use
their own knowledge against them?”
― Bastila Shan

“If people think nature is their friend then they sure don't need an enemy.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

“Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at
your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive
qualities with their chemical infested tongues.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Both teachers and learners go to sleep at their post as soon as there is no
enemy in the field.”
― John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

“When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping.”
― Maria Callas

“Maxim 29:
The enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy. No more. No less.
-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”
― Howard Tayler

“I am not, in the ordinary acceptation of the term, a good-natured man; that
is, many things annoy me besides what interferes with my own ease and
interest. I hate a lie; a piece of injustice wounds me to the quick, though
nothing but the report of it reach me. Therefore I have made many enemies
and few friends; for the public know nothing of well-wishers, and keep a
wary eye on those who would reform them.”
― William Hazlitt

“These three ladies disliked and distrusted one another as heartily as the
First Triumvirate of Rome, and their close alliance was probably for the
same reason.”
― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

“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.”
― Virchand Gandhi

“Take no duty of the Guard lightly. Friends must not be enemies
Just as enemies must not be friends.
Discerning the two is a life's work.”
― David Petersen

“Regarding vengeance and arch-enemies, one must not only be timely but
prideful, and pride exacts propriety.”
― Adam Levin, The Instructions

“People from the past, have a tendency to walk back into the present, and
run over the future.”
― Anthony Liccione

“The Master: The cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about.”
― Terrance Dicks, Doctor Who: The Five Doctors

“I’m not a Knight. I’m a Bishop. Or at least I am trying to be. And
traveling with you is the most slantwise, backward thing I can possibly
think of, which in this place probably means it’s the right thing to do.”
― Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

“A man who lies about beer makes enemies”
― Stephen King, Pet Sematary

“You can make enemies with your ego.”
― POB Bismark

“The way you blunder from one catastrophe to the next, it's a wonder the
whole galaxy doesn't hate you.
The galaxy is a big place, General. You provincial military types don't get
far enough out to really see that.
-General Tagon & Captain Kevyn Andreyasn”
― Howard Tayler, Schlock Mercenary: Resident Mad Scientist

“I would rather have strong enemies than a world of passive individualists.
In a world of passive individualists nothing seems worth anything simply
because nobody stands for anything. That world has no convictions, no
victories, no unions, no heroism, no absolutes, no heartbeat. That world has
rigor mortis.”
― Criss Jami

“Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people.
Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later
help another person to speak evil about you.”
― Israelmore Ayivor

“The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then
enforce them selectively against your enemies.”
― John Lescroart, A Plague of Secrets

“Wrong. Enemies don't fight with such determined passion. That kind of focus
is reserved for friends at odds with one another."
pg 69 Tomas to Vlad”
― Heather Brewer, Twelfth Grade Kills

“At least with zombies I know my enemy and I know what to do: Aim and shoot.
It's not so easy with people.”
― Donna Lynn Hope

Henry David Thoreau
“My enemies are worms, cool days, and most of all woodchucks.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“Villains and plots and enemies are simple things to me. But friendships are
complicated, and love is harder still. It has wounded me deeper than a sword
ever could.”
― Jennifer A. Nielsen, The Shadow Throne

“Hate is your enemy; you must defeat it! Anger is your enemy; you must
defeat it! Violence is your enemy; you must defeat it! Death is your enemy;
you must defeat it! Know well your real enemies!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“He had been dazzled. Because of the dazzling brightness, he had had to kill
[Seigen]. All who had encountered Seigen had had their hearts stolen by that
brightness. That envy had turned to malice.”
― Takayuki Yamaguchi, Shigurui 15

“This new war, like the previous one, would be a test of the power of
machines against people and places; whatever its causes and justifications,
it would make the world worse. This was true of that new war, and it has
been true of every new war since...
I knew too that this new war was not even new but was only the old one come
again. And what caused it? It was caused, I thought, by people failing to
love one another, failing to love their enemies.”
― Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow

“Know me, Amber. I am Amelia Hoffman, and that," I said emphatically,
gesturing towards them, "is my family. And if you or anyone does anything to
harm them, I will turn the wrath of the Earth Mother on you. I will turn
this entire town into a desert waste if I have to, but I will protect my
family. If that makes us enemies, then I will weep for you when you are
― Elizabeth Sharp, Natural Selection

“He’d never really given religion much thought himself. It was just there,
one of the basic fundamentals of life and living; Heaven is generally good
and one should aspire to end up there, and Hell is decidedly foul and one
should generally direct their enemies there.”
― T.A. Miles, Raventide

“Memo to extreme partisans: If you can't bring yourselves to love your
enemies, can you at least learn to hate your friends?”
― Walter Kirn

Thomas Paine
“Loving, of enemies is another dogma of feigned morality, and has besides no
meaning. It is incumbent on man, as a moralist, that he does not revenge an
injury; and it is equally as good in a political sense, for there is no end
to retaliation; each retaliates on the other, and calls it justice: but to
love in proportion to the injury, if it could be done, would be to offer a
premium for a crime. Besides, the word enemies is too vague and general to
be used in a moral maxim, which ought always to be clear and defined, like a
proverb. If a man be the enemy of another from mistake and prejudice, as in
the case of religious opinions, and sometimes in politics, that man is
different to an enemy at heart with a criminal intention; and it is
incumbent upon us, and it contributes also to our own tranquility, that we
put the best construction upon a thing that it will bear. But even this
erroneous motive in him makes no motive for love on the other part; and to
say that we can love voluntarily, and without a motive, is morally and
physically impossible.

Morality is injured by prescribing to it duties that, in the first place,
are impossible to be performed, and if they could be would be productive of
evil; or, as before said, be premiums for crime. The maxim of doing as we
would be done unto does not include this strange doctrine of loving enemies;
for no man expects to be loved himself for his crime or for his enmity.
Those who preach this doctrine of loving their enemies, are in general the
greatest persecutors, and they act consistently by so doing; for the
doctrine is hypocritical, and it is natural that hypocrisy should act the
reverse of what it preaches. For my own part, I disown the doctrine, and
consider it as a feigned or fabulous morality; yet the man does not exist
that can say I have persecuted him, or any man, or any set of men, either in
the American Revolution, or in the French Revolution; or that I have, in any
case, returned evil for evil.”
― Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

“Once you have money and fame, the next thing you should expect is scandal
and shame.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“If you truly loved someone you won't become their enemy. You will become
their guardian angel.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“You drank acid, and it turned a vitality drink in your stomach. You had an
accident, and you find yourself sleeping comfortably on your sofa. Robbers
shot you, and the bullets became a basking fire on your skin. Your enemy
cursed you, and you became a president next year. You were headstrong and
rude, then suddenly, you find yourself very humble and compassionate. Don't
think all these things are magic, you're not under the possession of the
world nor its people, but God is the power behind your metamorphosis.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“As he grew older, which was mostly in my absence, my firstborn son,

Alexander, became ever more humorous and courageous. There came a time, as

the confrontation with the enemies of our civilization became more acute,

when he sent off various applications to enlist in the armed forces. I

didn't want to be involved in this decision either way, especially since I

was being regularly taunted for not having 'sent' any of my children to

fight in the wars of resistance that I supported. (As if I could 'send'

anybody, let alone a grown-up and tough and smart young man: what moral

imbeciles the 'anti-war' people have become.)”
― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

“Air traffic control is going to have a steamy old fit on your dime, boy.

They can get in line behind the police, the people whose cars we trashed,

the Empire of Ob'enn, the Partnership Collective, and the Wormgate

Corporation. Oh, and I think maybe some dark matter beasties from Andromeda.

You "think maybe"?
-General Tagon & Captain Andreyasn”
― Howard Tayler, Schlock Mercenary: Resident Mad Scientist


“We can retreat and retreat and let ourselves get backed into corners forever. Or we can go out and meet the enemy at the time and place we choose. Not them.”
― Richelle Mead, Blood Promise

“What’s going on?”
“Nothing.” She coughed, and released Talaith’s hand. “Except
you have some powerful enemies.”
“Tell me what I don’t know, witch.”
“Powerful enemies who are gods.”
For a moment, Annwyl was shocked beyond all reason…then
she shrugged. “Now that I think of it—I don’t know why I would be
― G.A. Aiken, About a Dragon

“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“Whatever negative things people think and say about you is enough to bring you down provided you belief that it carries a weight that can push you hard. Don't agree to accept what critics say; be prepared to silence them by doing what they think you can't do!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“Some people said beware of enemies. Some said beware of friends and some said beware of frenemies, but the most dangerous people are those that will hurt you and still play the victim.”
― Uzoma Nnadi

“The stupidity of gossipers is that they become frightened when they see your face, and a little word from your mouth makes them vibrate like an electrocuted criminal.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“One fake friend can do more harm than 10 enemies... Be smart choosing your friends.”
― Ziad K. Abdelnour

“Our critics make us strong!
Our fears make us bold!
Our haters make us wise!
Our foes make us active!
Our obstacles make us passionate!
Our losses make us wealthy!
Our disappointments make us appointed!
Our unseen treasures give us a
known peace!

Whatever is designed against us will work for us!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“I do not need any friends. I prefer enemies. They are better company and their feelings towards you are always genuine.”
― Dylan Thomas, The Doctor and the Devils

“If you have too many enemies, it means that you are either too good or too evil!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“When you start listening to side talks, you begin to behave like a child, and you must kill the child to sustain the man, the man is always overlooking and philosophical.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Keep your friends close, enemies closer. Takes little effort to drive a sharp knife through their hearts when they outlive their uselessness!”
― Akuku Mach Pep

“Always remember...the stronger your position in life, the more enemies you're gonna have .. while friends come and go.”
― Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

“Who knows you more...your friend or your enemy? It's your enemy that pursues with passion while your friend engages at leisure.”
― Donna Lynn Hope

“A man without enemies is a man without character.”
― David Gandy

“In all nature there seemed to be a feeling of hopelessness and pain. The earth, like a ruined woman sitting alone in a dark room and trying not to think of the past, was brooding over memories of spring and summer and apathetically waiting for the inevitable winter. Wherever one looked, on all sides, nature seemed like a dark, infinitely deep, cold pit from which neither Kirilov nor Abogin nor the red half-moon could escape....”
― Anton Chekhov, The Essential Tales of Chekhov

“Try not to pay attention to those who will try to make life miserable for you. There will be a lot of those--in the official capacity as well as the self-appointed. Suffer them if you can’t escape them, but once you have steered clear of them, give them the shortest shrift possible. Above all, try to avoid telling stories about the unjust treatment you received at their hands; avoid it no matter how receptive your audience may be. Tales of this sort extend the existence of your antagonists....”
― Joseph Brodsky

“As a rule, however fine and deep a phrase may be, it only affects the indifferent, and cannot fully satisfy those who are happy or unhappy; that is why dumbness is most often the highest expression of happiness or unhappiness; lovers understand each other better when they are silent, and a fervent, passionate speech delivered by the grave only touches outsiders, while to the widow and children of the dead man it seems cold and trivial.”
― Anton Chekhov, The Essential Tales of Chekhov

“One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged.”
― Heinrich Heine

“I would sooner lose my best friend than my worst enemy. To have friends, you know, one need only be good-natured; but when a man has no enemy left there must be something mean about him.”
― Oscar Wilde, Vera or the Nihilists

“When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend”
― William Blake


“As long as all that is said is said against me, I feel a certain sublime assurance of success, but as soon as honied words of praise are spoken for me, I feel as one that lies unprotected before his enemies.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1820-1824

“Normally we divide the external world into that which we consider to be good or valuable, bad or worthless, or neither. Most of the time these discriminations are incorrect or have little meaning. For example, our habitual way of categorizing people as friends, enemies, and strangers depending on how they make us feel is both incorrect and a great obstacle to developing impartial love for all living beings. Rather than holding so tightly to our discriminations of the external world, it would be much more beneficial if we learned to discriminate between valuable and worthless states of mind.”
― Kelsang Gyatso, Transform Your Life: A Blissful Journey

“The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.”
― Aesop

“If you have an enemy, just shake his hand. Then he’ll be a sworn enemy.”
― Bauvard, Morsels

“He makes no friends who never made a foe.”
― Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson

“Friend' is sometimes a word devoid of meaning; enemy, never.”
― Victor Hugo

“The will of God, to which the law gives expression, is that men should defeat their enemies by loving them.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

“Choose your friends carefully but don’t worry about your enemies, they will choose you”
― Carl Henegan, Darkness Left Undone

“You will have many enemies, but even your foes will love you. Life will bring you many misfortunes, but you will find your happiness in them, and will bless life and will make others bless it--which is what matters most.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Unless people are prepared to declare themselves your enemies you have to hunt around for them.”
― Auberon Waugh

“Enmity is an implicit contract between an affable sensitive virtuous soul and a rogue, multiplied by two.”
― Bauvard, The Darkness of Nature

“But I am a just man, even to my enemy—and I will acknowledge, beforehand, that they are cleverer brains than I thought them.”
― Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

“Nobody is responsible for your sorrows and poverty, not even the devil. It is the work of the enemies of time that lives in some men, and their names are, 'Laziness and Procrastination'.”

― Michael Bassey Johnson

“The number of your antagonists are far more greater than that of your companions, so you have to keep a stone of awareness to mark the boundary line.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“They say love inspires. Guess what inspires more? An enemy.”
― Donna Lynn Hope

“We cherish reprobates, not for their cruelty, but for their little show of patronage.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“A lot of people don't like me. I take that as evidence that I have done something beautifully different or something extraordinary.”
― Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

“I love my enemies for two reasons: they inspire me to recognise my weakness. They also inspire me to perfect my imperfect nature.”
― Sri Chinmoy

Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment – Andre Maurois.

Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults – Antisthenes.

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them – Benjamin Franklin.

The nearest I can make it out, “Love your Enemies” means, “Hate your Friends” – Benjamin Franklin.

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

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy – George Washington Bush.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names – John F. Kennedy.

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you – Mark Twain.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake – Napoleon Bonaparte.

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much – Oscar Wilde.

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies – Oscar Wilde.

We can learn even from our enemies – Ovid.

Money can’t buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy – Spike Milligan.

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes – Thomas Jefferson.

If you want to make enemies, try to change something – Woodrow Wilson.

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth – Albert Einstein

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