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Enemies Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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.

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

(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

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

A man can't be too careful in the choice of 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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well;
they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.
- Harold Nicolson

The enemies of freedom will not prevail.
- Bill Frist

For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.
- Laurence Sterne

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us;
and endeavor to excel them,
by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
- Plutarch

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

Progress is a nice word.
But change is its motivator.
And change has its enemies.
- Robert Kennedy

Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.
- Edward W. Howe

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

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

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

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
- Elizabeth Bowen

An organized effort is making to deceive the people.
There are two great enemies of thought and progress,
the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold.
- Mary Elizabeth Lease

Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention
that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

We seem to be our own worst enemies.
We should require critical U.S.
infrastructure to remain in U.S.
hands.
- Duncan Hunter

Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate
both enemies and supporters.
- Raymond Aron

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

Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads,
and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are
both surrounded by enemies.
- James Stephens

We are at war with enemies that still have the intent
to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

I want you to give all these chiefs of the soldiers
here to understand that we are for peace,
and that we have made peace, that we may not be mistaken by them for enemies.
- Black Kettle

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him
who conquers his enemies;
for the hardest victory is over self.
- Aristotle

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies;
seldom safe to venture to instruct,
even our friends.
- Charles Caleb Colton

We need to ask who is the enemy, and the enemies are terrorists.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

It is not enough for me to win.
My enemies must lose.
- David Merrick

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

I learned early in life that you get places by having the right enemies.
- Bishop John Spong

I have no trouble with my enemies.
I can take care of my enemies in a fight.
But my friends, my goddamned friends,
they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!
- Warren G. Harding

Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies?
- Sophocles

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

I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running
considerable risk in meeting them.
- Buffalo Bill


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