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Enemies Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Enemies

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You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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Love your enemies.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

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.

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


 

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies,
not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee.
And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good,
but who have done good to thee.
- Tacitus

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

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

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)

God's angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.
- Billy Graham

You see, we are here, as far as I can tell,
to help each other; our brothers, our sisters,
our friends, our enemies.
That is to help each other and not hurt each other.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary,
and they were not subject to priestly sorceries.
- Paul Harris

I bring out the worst in my enemies and that's how
I get them to defeat themselves.
- Roy M. Cohn

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

He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
- William Hazlitt

The bombers were enemies of Islam and enemies of the country.
We will do everything and anything needed to stop them.
- Khaleda Zia

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

There are no enemies in science, professor.
Only phenomena to study.
- Charles Lederer

It is better to decide a difference between enemies than friends,
for one of our friends will certainly become an enemy
and one of our enemies a friend.
- Pierre Jean de Beranger

Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.
- Sydney J. Harris

Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because
they judge it by its loud voice.
- Jose Marti

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

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

I think it is just stupid economics for a government
to approach economic management from a strand of thinking
regarding unions as enemies.
- Bob Hawke

We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.
- Yitzhak Rabin

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

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

Many Chinese saw opium as a poison introduced by foreign enemies.
- Robert Trout

Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies?
- Sophocles

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

No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his
or her won way is without enemies.
- Daisy Bates

Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good.
- Sophocles

While the CDC is focusing on how our enemies could attack us,
our military is focused on who may attack us.
- John Linder

Forget your enemies.
It's your friends you frustrate that cause all the problems.
- Michael J. Tucker

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

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

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which
consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- F. M. Cornford

May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies
of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc
and perpetrating all forms of carnage.
- Yahya Jammeh

Ideas are more powerful than guns.
We would not let our enemies have guns,
why should we let them have ideas.
- Joseph Stalin

When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping.
- Maria Callas

I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running
considerable risk in meeting them.
- Buffalo Bill

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

The tocsin you hear today is not an alarm but an alert:
it sounds the charge against our enemies.
- Georges Jacques Danton

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

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

Who are enemies? Those who oppose each others will.
- Mary Richards


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