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As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task. – Diogenes of Sinope

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

It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy – from lack of character. – Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

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

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

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

The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency. – Aldous Huxley

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

Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind. – Alexis Carrel

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

No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

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A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. – Ambrose Bierce

Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead. – Ambrose Bierce

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

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 are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies. – Arthur Schopenhauer

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

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success. – Arthur Schopenhauer

We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated. – Barack Obama

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. – Benjamin Franklin

I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world. – Bertrand Russell

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

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I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn’t dare to make an enemy should get out of the business. – Bette Davis

God’s angels often protect his servants from potential enemies. – Billy Graham

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

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons. – C. S. Lewis

Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. – Charles Spurgeon

The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation. – Charles Spurgeon

No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. – Colin Powell

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher. – Dalai Lama

Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals. – David Ogilvy

Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom. –David Ogilvy

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. – E. B. White

One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy. –E. B. White

Famous Enemy Quotes

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

One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good. – Edmund Burke

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous. – Edmund Burke

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

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs. – Elbert Hubbard

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

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. – Eric Hoffer

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

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

Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy. – Frank Sinatra

I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend. – Friedrich Nietzsche




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