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Enemy Quotes
Quotes about Enemies

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Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

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If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela PHOTO

An "enemy" is a mirage -
an image of self reflected on the sands of Hell.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

 

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

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

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The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

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

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache;
do be my enemy - for friendship's sake.
- William Blake

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

(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

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must
become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire

Every educated person is a future enemy.
- Martin Bormann

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

Time is my greatest enemy.
- Evita Peron

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
- Arabic Proverb and Chinese Proverb

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

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)

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -
the provider for all,
and the enemy of all.
- August Strindberg

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

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed
from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I
think everything will be alright.
- Alice Thomas Ellis

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
- William Blake

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

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not,
will be victorious.
- Sun Tzu

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Religion can be the enemy of God.
- Bono

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not
fear the results of a hundred battles.
- Sun Tzu

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy;
but in passing it over,
he is superior.
- Francis Bacon

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

The only defense is offense, which means that you have
to kill more women and children more quickly than the
enemy if you wish to save yourselves.
- Stanley Baldwin

Deterrence is the art of producing, in the mind of the enemy,
the fear to attack.
- Sterling Hayden

Passivity is fatal to us.
Our goal is to make the enemy passive.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Applying different standards to al Qaeda does not abandon Geneva,
but only recognizes that the U.S.
faces a stateless enemy never contemplated by the Conventions.
- John Yoo

Communism is not love.
Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness;
he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious,
and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
- Joseph Addison

More needs to be done to take the fight to the enemy
and secure our borders against the terrorist threat.
We need more protection on land, sea and air.
- Nick Lampson

If we fight our enemy using the same inhumane and morally
bankrupt techniques that we are trying to stop,
we will simply become what we have beheld.
- Ed Markey

You cannot tell the enemy you're going to leave and
expect the enemy to not -
and expect to succeed.
I mean, that's just a fundamental of warfare.
- John McCain

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
- J. Paul Getty

A merely fallen enemy may rise again,
but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.
- Friedrich Schiller

He that would make his own liberty secure,
must guard even his enemy from oppression;
for if he violates this duty,
he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
- Thomas Paine

Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.
- Gilbert Parker

The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit,
any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
- Erich Maria Remarque

It's well known by now that I had a special need to
get Maureen's goat when ever the opportunity presented itself.
I was a boy and she was the enemy...
a girl.
- Christopher Knight

When a sinister person means to be your enemy,
they always start by trying to become your friend.
- William Blake

Children are a house's enemy.
They don't mean to be - they just can't help it.
It's their enthusiasm, their energy,
their naturally destructive tendencies.
- Delia Ephron

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
- Orson Welles

Among the notable things about fire is that it also
requires oxygen to burn -
exactly like its enemy,
life.
Thereby are life and flames so often compared.
- Otto Weininger

What is our greatest enemy? Segregation.
- Major Owens

The McCarthy boys, at the proper moment,
gave orders to fire upon the advancing enemy.
- Buffalo Bill

One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience
is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy -
whether he knows it or not.
- Orlando A. Battista


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