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Enemies Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Enemies are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

As our enemies have found, we can reason like men,
so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
- Thomas Jefferson

(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

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.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

My God, this is a hell of a job. I have no trouble with my enemies.
I can take care of my enemies all right.
But my damn friends, my goddamn friends.
They're the ones that keep me walking the floor at night.
- Warren G. Harding

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

I can't afford a whole new set of enemies.
- Cecil Beaton

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

The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos.
The winner will be the one who controls that chaos,
both his own and the enemies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Dictatorships start wars because they need external
enemies to exert internal control over their own people.
- Richard Perle

Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
- Frank Herbert

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

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

If you speak or write truth about powerful men,
they become your enemies.
- Matthew Paris

Fat is one of the chief enemies of the heart because
it has to be plentifully supplied with blood and thus
needlessly increases the pumping load that the heart must sustain.
- Gene Tunney

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

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

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered,
it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies.
The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
- Andre Gide

Not only the bull attacks his enemies with curved horn,
but also the sheep, when harmed fights back.
- Sextus Propertius

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

But this is a true saying among men:
the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
- Sophocles

I have no trouble with y enemies.
But my god damn friends...
they are the ones that keep me walking the floors at night.
- Oscar Levant

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -
avarice,
ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished,
we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
- Petrarch

Often we have no time for our friends but all the time
in the world for our enemies.
- Leon Uris

When you're taught to love everyone,
to love your enemies,
then what value does that place on love?
- Marilyn Manson

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

Under the influence of fear, which always leads men
to take a pessimistic view of things,
they magnified their enemies' resources,
and minimized their own.
- Titus Livius

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies,
but just as much to stand up to our friends.
- J. K. Rowling

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends.
You talk to your enemies.
- Moshe Dayan

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.

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies,
and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
- Gustave Flaubert

Black women sharing close ties with each other,
politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men.
- Audre Lorde

We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies.
We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had
the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon.
- Kary Mullis


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