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Quotations The Best Quotes About Enemies  

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False friends are worse than bitter enemies.

20 3
The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend. Abraham Lincoln

14 3
Enemies promises were made to be broken. Aesop

14 4
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend. William Blake

10 2
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it. Voltaire

10 3
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.

12 5
Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.

9 3
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. Jonathan Swift

5 1
One must be a somebody before they can have a enemy. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force. Sophie Swetchine

10 7
He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life. Friedrich Nietzsche

6 3
There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck. Euripides

4 1
The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people. Christopher Morley

4 1
If thine enemy offend thee, give his child a drum.

3 0
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. Robert Louis Stevenson

5 3
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you. -- Matthew

4 2
Our enemies approach nearer to truth in their judgments of us than we do ourselves. François de La Rochefoucauld

2 0
You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends. Joseph Conrad

2 1
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within. Miguel de Cervantes

2 1
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. John F. Kennedy

2 1
If it looks like shit, smells like shit, mail it to your enemy... he'll know what to do with it. Doug Horton

2 1
We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe, so he is, but only to God, not to us. Oswald Chambers

1 0
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against. Bruce Lee

1 0
Even a paranoid can have enemies. Henry Kissinger

1 0
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people. Benjamin Franklin

1 0
The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over. Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself. Henry Miller

1 0
A person is his own worst enemy.

1 0
Who are enemies? Those who oppose each others will. Mary Caroline Richards

1 0
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. Charles Spurgeon

4 4
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown. Thomas Carlyle

3 3
I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me. Clare Boothe Luce

2 2
One reason we should love our enemies is that we made them ourselves. Another reason is that they keep us on our toes, a third reason is that we should make them our friends.

2 2
One enemy is too much. George Herbert

1 1
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults. Benjamin Franklin

1 1
Speak well of your enemies... you made them.

1 1
There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but - whack - his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES. Aesop

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It pays to know the enemy -- not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend. Margaret Thatcher

0 0
The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts. William Ellery Channing

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No prudent antagonist thinks light of his adversaries. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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It is not necessary to have enemies if you go out of your way to make friends hate you. Frank Dane

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

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Enemies are so stimulating. Katharine Hepburn

0 0
The enemy is more easily overcome if he be not suffered to enter the door of our hearts, but be resisted without the gate at his first knock. Thomas à Kempis

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

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It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

0 1
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. Oscar Wilde

0 1
Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves. François de La Rochefoucauld

0 1
It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies. Publilius Syrus

0 1
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction. Aesop

0 1
I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, but no enemies that I can remember. Gerald Ford

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Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies. Benjamin Franklin