Quotations on Enemies

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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
(Keywords: Home, Men, War, Enemies, Fighting, Tragedy)

No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.
- Dean Acheson
(Keywords: History, Thought, People, Enemies, Freedom)

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
- Antisthenes
(Keywords: Attention, Enemies, First, Mistakes)

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
(Keywords: Men, War, Building, Cities, Enemies, Friends, Sense, Ships)

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Victory, Enemies, Self)

Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.
- Arrian
(Keywords: Men, War, Danger, Enemies, Generations, Past, School)

Greetings and death to our enemies.
- Dan Aykroyd
(Keywords: Death, Enemies, Greetings)

And God knows I needed to be forgiven. So I had to forgive everybody. And then God - as I read in the word, you're supposed to pray for your enemies. Try that one on.
- Jim Bakker
(Keywords: God, Enemies, Word)

Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve.
- Tammy Baldwin
(Keywords: Hope, Democracy, Enemies, Freedom, Security)

Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Brothers, Enemies, Kings, Sons)

If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Life, Direction, Enemies, Spring, World, Youth)

Experience has taught me to believe that, these human beans are the most insidious enemies man, with a tendency to corpulence in advanced life, can possess, though eminently friendly to youth.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Enemies, Man, Youth)

The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Islam, Enemies, Followers)

The U.S. military has done a phenomenal job of creating these facilities almost over-night and dealing with these sworn enemies of America with more respect and dignity than they ever would have considered according our officers had they captured any.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: America, Dignity, Enemies, Job, Military, Respect)

The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
- Daisy Bates
(Keywords: Mistake, Enemies, Man, Woman)

To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: War, Policy, Enemies, Fighting, Foreign policy, Friends, Terror, Terrorism)

Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Blind, Enemies, Eye, President)

But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends.
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Keywords: Experience, Politics, Father, Care, Enemies, Friends, Help, May, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Friend, Difference, Enemies, Enemy, Friends, Will)

Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Ambition, Desire, Enemies, Friends, Living)

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
(Keywords: Failure, Being, Enemies, First, Man)

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
(Keywords: Chaos, Enemies, Will)

Abroad, our most important policy is to support our troops and continue forward-thinking foreign policy in the war on terror - keeping our enemies on the run and hitting them before they hit us.
- Christopher Bond
(Keywords: War, Policy, Enemies, Foreign policy, Support, Terror, Troops)

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
(Keywords: Power, People, Hope, Enemies, Law, Laws, Nothing, Will)

Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
- Kofi Busia
(Keywords: Art, Diplomacy, Enemies, Friends)

Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed with hatred for his peaceful goals.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: People, Goals, Enemies, Hatred, Man)

Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Time, Enemies, Resentment)

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Love, People, Bible, Enemies, Neighbors)

We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: God, Enemies, Friends)

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Soul, Enemies, Nothing)

Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe in God through my studies in science, it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed faith and science as enemies.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Faith, Science, God, Enemies, Parents, Students, Years)

Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Truth, Enemies, Friends, Promise, Sincerity)

Reason and love are sworn enemies.
- Pierre Corneille
(Keywords: Love, Enemies, Reason)

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- F. M. Cornford
(Keywords: Art, Enemies, Friends, Lying, Propaganda)

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- Frances Cornford
(Keywords: Art, Enemies, Friends, Lying, Propaganda)

I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.
- Sheryl Crow
(Keywords: War, Enemies, Greed, Problems, Will)

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
- Moshe Dayan
(Keywords: Peace, Enemies, Friends, Talk, Want)

I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive.
- Barbara Deming
(Keywords: Vision, Behavior, Choice, Enemies, Will)

We have common enemies today. It's called childhood poverty. It's called cancer. It's called AIDS. It's called Parkinson's. It's called Muscular Dystrophy.
- Jerry Doyle
(Keywords: Cancer, Childhood, Enemies, Poverty, Today)

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
- Alexandre Dumas
(Keywords: Failure, Being, Enemies, First, Man)

The facts are the vice president's company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it's under investigation for bribing foreign officials.
- John Edwards
(Keywords: Business, Financial, Company, Enemies, Facts, Information, Investigation, President, states, United, Vice)

Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
- Elizabeth I
(Keywords: Death, War, Enemies, states)

The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: God, Death, Victory, Confidence, Enemies, Man, Talk, Will)

I gave up writing blurbs because you make one friend and 200 enemies.
- Leslie Fiedler
(Keywords: Friend, Enemies, Writing)

Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom.
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Keywords: People, Enemies, Freedom, Limits, Press, Song, Will)

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
(Keywords: Art, Work, Enemies, Harm, Importance, Man, Worth)

With the CGI, suddenly there's a thousand enemies instead of six - the army goes off into the horizon. You don't need that. The audience loses its relationship with the threat on the screen. That's something that's consistently happening and it makes these movies like video games and that's a soulless enterprise. It's all kinetics without emotion.
- Harrison Ford
(Keywords: Movies, Army, Emotion, Enemies, Games)

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 Gandhi
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Act, Enemies, Man, World)

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Anger, Enemies, Intolerance, Understanding)

Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.
- W. L. George
(Keywords: Love, Enemies, Hate)



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