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Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S.
by John Stockwell

Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S.
military machine to turn.
- John Stockwell

Short, successful military adventures are as effective
as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths.
- John Stockwell

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

(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

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
- the movie The Godfather, Part II

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, 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.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde

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

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

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

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

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, Jr.

The French and the British are such good enemies that
they can't resist being friends.
- Peter Ustinov

We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies
and blasphemers of the name of Christ -
be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.
- Peter Stuyvesant

Dictators must have enemies.
They must have internal enemies to justify their secret
police and external enemies to justify their military forces.
- Richard Perle

Ideas are more powerful than guns.
We would not let our enemies have guns,
why should we let them have ideas.
- Joseph Stalin

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

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

After the chaos and carnage of September 11th,
it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers.
- George W. Bush

I make enemies deliberately.
They are the sauce piquante to my dish of life.
- Elsa Maxwell

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf.
I have never been depressed enough to take up the game,
but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.
- Will Rogers

When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping.
- Maria Callas

Never hate your enemies.
It affects your judgment.
- Mario Puzo

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

The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
- Christopher Morley

Beware of no man more than of yourself;
we carry our worst enemies within us.
- Charles Spurgeon

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

Then in a fraction of a second, I realized that these
sportsmen were not anyone's enemies.
- Bill Toomey

He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him.
Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death,
because he feared they would rebel.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
- Khalil Gibran

I gave up writing blurbs because you make one friend and 200 enemies.
- Leslie Fiedler

I have only ever made one prayer to God,
a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.
And God granted it.
- Voltaire

I bring out the worst in my enemies and that's how
I get them to defeat themselves.
- Roy M. Cohn

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

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

War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen,
and I say let us give them all they want.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Wars teach us not to love our enemies,
but to hate our allies.
- W. L. George

Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it
self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get
their clocks cleaned if they start one.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

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

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

God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies
of America to give us probably what we deserve.
- Jerry Falwell


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