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Enemy Quotes

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Every educated person is a future enemy.
- Martin Bormann

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

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

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

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

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

Religion can be the enemy of God.
- Bono

Time is my greatest enemy.
- Evita Peron

Anger is the enemy of non-violence
and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems,
for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

The great defense against the air menace
is to attack the enemy's aircraft
as near as possible to their point of departure.
- Winston Churchill

Georgia does not need Russia as an enemy.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself -
an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
- Antisthenes

The Jews are the enemy of National Socialism.
- Arthur Seyss-Inquart

Guantanamo Bay houses enemy combatants ranging from
terrorist trainers and recruiters to bomb makers,
would-be suicide bombers, and terrorist financiers.
- Chris Chocola

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
- Pablo Picasso

You must not fight too often with one enemy,
or you will teach him all your art of war.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I think the enemy is self-censorship.
In a free society the biggest danger is that you're
afraid to the point where you censor yourself.
- Tim Robbins

Terrorism is in good part an effective government propaganda;
it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse
toward a mostly imagined,
highly dangerous outside enemy.
- Mark Poster

Whatever the number of a man's friends,
there will be times in his life when he has one too few;
but if he has only one enemy,
he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The body of a dead enemy always smells sweet.
- Titus Flavius Vespasian

Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality,
and its individual members take innocent lives,
just to create chaos for news cameras.
- Mark Kennedy

When we go to war I will not ask the White Racist next
to me what is he Christian or Atheist? I will only
expect him or her to kill the enemy as I will.
- Tom Metzger

I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation
of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers.
- George Armstrong Custer

The scene was not a happy one yet we looked upon it
in the cold stoical spirit of a soldier;
a slight chilling pang and then a return soul and body to the enemy before us.
- Knute Nelson

When I'm left on my own I'm my own worst enemy.
- Ron Wood

Between 2 and 3 in the morning of the 19th inst.
I was aroused by the cry that the enemy was upon us.
- Richard Francis Burton

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech
is the friend of change and revolution.
But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
- Hugo Black

He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy,
has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity
both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
- Arthur Ashe

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims
suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that
made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
- Betty Friedan

Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy.
I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
- Samuel Butler

If people think nature is their friend,
then they sure don't need an enemy.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Education is dangerous - every educated person is a future enemy.
- Hermann Goering


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