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Foe Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Foe.

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

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Buddhist Self Life-Lessons

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about
your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
- Grantland Rice

Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
- John Milton

 

Call no man foe, but never love a stranger.
- Stella Benson

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate;
neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
- Elizabeth I

Trust not yourself, but your defects to know,
make use of every friend and every foe.
- Alexander Pope

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Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries.
- Tom Tancredo

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from falling hands we throw.
- John McCrae

In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe;
at such critical times,
unity of mind and technique is essential -
do not let your heart waver!
- Morihei Ueshiba

I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath,
my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe: I told it not,
my wrath did grow.
- William Blake

It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed,
dares attack an armed foe; the infantry defy the cavalry,
and by their activity and courage generally prove victors.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

Here is he laid to whom for daring deed,
nor friend nor foe could render worthy meed.
- Quintus Ennius

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
- Aristophanes

I have known war as few men now living know it.
It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has
rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
- Douglas MacArthur

Let the word go forth from this time and place,
to friend and foe alike,
that the torch has been passed
to a new generation of Americans -
born in this century, tempered by war,
disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
- John F. Kennedy

A friend to honesty and a foe to crime.
- Allan Pinkerton

He makes no friends who never made a foe.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe,
so he is, but only to God, not to us.
- Oswald Chambers

The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.
- F. H. Bradley

American credibility in the war on terrorism depends
on a strong stand against all terrorist acts,
whether committed by foe or friend.
- Arlen Specter

I wish my deadly foe no worse Than want of friends,
and empty purse.
- Nicholas Breton

His foe was folly and his weapon wit.
- Anthony Hope

An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
- John Gay

Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.
- Nicholas Breton

It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
- Zachary Taylor

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe
to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
- John F. Kennedy

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe,
a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
- William Arthur Ward

We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty,
stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose
her as a friend than as a foe.
- William E. Gladstone

The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below,
Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.
- Bertrand Russell

Conflict between science and religion a dangerous foe.
- Henry Norris Russell

A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
- Edward Dahlberg

As freely as the firmament embraces the world,
or the sun pours forth impartially his beams,
so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.
- Friedrich Schiller

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly,
absolutely just with friend and foe.
From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity,
but sophistication.
- George Santayana

The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied.
- Otto Hermann Kahn

I discovered that in a story I could safely dream any dream,
hope any hope, go anywhere I pleased any time I pleased,
fight any foe, win or lose, live or die.
My stories created a safe experimental learning place.
- Donald Davis

The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north,
for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually
kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly
with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in
which she has taken part in modern times,
gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated.
- Bernhard von Bulow

Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things:
first,
upon the richness of the self that was given;
and second,
upon the depths of the giving.
Friend and foe alike are agreed on the question of
the character of Jesus Christ.
- E. Stanley Jones

I know war as few other men now living know it,
and nothing to me is more revolting.
I have long advocated its complete abolition,
as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe
has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
- Ernest Hemingway

Possessed with a full confidence of the certain success
which British valor must gain over such enemies,
I have led you up these steep and dangerous rocks,
only solicitous to show you the foe within your reach.
- James Wolfe

Judgment and weariness are foes to service and generosity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.
- Thomas Jefferson

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes,
But only death the jealous eyes can close.
- William Wycherley

If any foes of mine are there, I pardon every one:
I hope that man and womankind will do the same by me.
- William Allingham

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home,
and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
- Elbert Hubbard

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat,
are within.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Two aged men, that had been foes for life,
Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They
washed away the memory of their strife;
Then wept again the loss of all those years.
- Jean Paul

The results of political changes are hardly ever those
which their friends hope or their foes fear.
- Thomas Huxley

There's been a deliberate and systematic effort to
convey to countries around the world,
friends and foes, that if they cross the United States there's a price to pay.
- Sandy Berger

Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion
now will foreign foes assail.
- John Dryden

You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
- Joseph Conrad

The man that makes a character, makes foes.
- Edward Young

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.
- Joseph Conrad

He who has mingled in the fray of duty that the brave endure,
must have made foes.
If you have none, small is the work that you have done.
- Charles Mackay

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night;
but ah,
my foes, and oh, my friends - it gives a lovely light!
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

Men of sense often learn from their enemies.
It is from their foes, not their friends,
that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
- Aristophanes

Although you may spend your life killing,
You will not exhaust all your foes.
But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.
- Nagarjuna

If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome
by his enemies? Even a single man,
by right action, can overcome a host of foes.
- Saskya Pandita

Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence.
A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings
and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array
of Arab foes is practicing survival,
not genocide.
- Jack Schwartz

By the Declaration of Independence, dreaded by the
foes an for a time doubtfully viewed by many of the friends of America,
everything stood on a new and more respectable footing,
both with regard to the operations of war or negotiations with foreign powers.
- Mercy Otis Warren

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully
submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake;
and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt,
malice, or folly has made them my foes.
- James Otis

The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the
waves that roll between him and his home,
talks of cruel facts, material barriers that,
just because they are material, and not ideal,
shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart.
- Josiah Royce

I worked at Mark Foy's during the day and studied drama at night.
- Rod Taylor

No one invited you to this business.
You invited yourself.
- Eddie Foy

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis


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