Quotations on Enemy

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In other words, for every 10 enemy you kill you bring on 20 new recruits to their anti-coalition cause then essentially you are working against yourself.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Cause, Enemy, Words)

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Happiness, Virtue, Enemy, Suspicion, Will)

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: War, Enemy, Future, states)

There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Disgrace, Enemy, Hate, Suffering)

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Friend, Enemy, Man)

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Anger, Fear, Enemy, Hate, Ignorance)

Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
- Saul Alinsky
(Keywords: Power, Enemy, First)

Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Heart, Enemy, Songs, Thinking)

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
- Antisthenes
(Keywords: Truth, People, Friend, Enemy, Temper)

There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings. And to Poe... well, a great logician could be an enemy to him, what he called conventional world reason.
- John Astin
(Keywords: Development, Deep, Enemy, Intuition, Reason, World)

Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it's incumbent upon us to.
- Dan Aykroyd
(Keywords: America, Enemy, Oil)

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Power, Enemy, Ignorance, Justice)

The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves.
- Stanley Baldwin
(Keywords: Women, Children, Defense, Enemy, Want, Will)

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Happiness, Friend, Virtue, Enemy, Right, Suspicion, Wrong)

If the flag of an armed enemy of the U.S. is allowed to fly over government buildings, then it implies that slavery, or at least the threat of slavery, is sanctioned by that government and can still legally exist.
- Amiri Baraka
(Keywords: Government, Enemy, Slavery)

One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not.
- Orlando A. Battista
(Keywords: Experience, Enemy, Feeling)

Christianity is the enemy of liberty and civilization.
- August Bebel
(Keywords: Civilization, Christianity, Enemy, Liberty)

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)

Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and of your explicit instructions, that the batteries should reserve their ammunition, until the grand charge should commence, for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing.
- John Bigelow
(Keywords: Dawn, Enemy, Labor)

The McCarthy boys, at the proper moment, gave orders to fire upon the advancing enemy.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Boys, Enemy, Fire)

We have to be mindful that there is the certainty that terrorists will attempt to launch multiple attacks against their enemy, which is us and our allies.
- Cofer Black
(Keywords: Certainty, Enemy, Will)

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
- Hugo Black
(Keywords: Change, Friend, Constitution, Enemy, Free speech, Revolution, Tyranny)

When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Friend, Enemy, Trying)

I should see an enemy of my country in any one who would change by force that which has been established by law.
- Louis Bonaparte
(Keywords: Change, Country, Enemy, Force, Law)

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Art, War, Enemy, Fight, Will)

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Keywords: Inspiration, Hope, Optimism, Enemy, Future, Man, Present, Vitality)

The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Keywords: Victory, Enemy, First)

In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort, which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River.
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Time, Enemy, Kentucky)

Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines, and my acquaintance with so many of the officers, the origin of which I have already mentioned, enabled me to gain much important information as to the position and designs of the enemy.
- Belle Boyd
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Enemy, Gain, Information)

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.
- Ray Bradbury
(Keywords: Creativity, Enemy, Self, Thinking)

Dangerous because your present Administration and its specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America, and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness.
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Keywords: America, Enemy, Nothing, Present, Restraint)

In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens.
- David Brin
(Keywords: America, Being, Enemy, Glory, Nurses, Rest, Terror, Violence)

Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.
- Thomas Browne
(Keywords: Home, Charity, Enemy, Man, Voice, World)

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
- Warren Buffett
(Keywords: Friend, Enemy, Folly, Profit)

Whatever the number of a man's friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: Life, Enemy, Friends, Man, Will)

I was surrounded at the time by about a dozen of the enemy, whose clubs rattled upon me without mercy, and the strokes of my sabre were rendered uncertain by the energetic pushes of an attendant who thus hoped to save me.
- Richard Francis Burton
(Keywords: Time, Enemy, Mercy)

Money is the last enemy that shall never be subdued. While there is flesh there is money or the want of money, but money is always on the brain so long as there is a brain in reasonable order.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Money, Enemy, Order, Want)

By this time it was past six, and the enemy's van and ours were at too great a distance to engage, I perceived some of their ships stretching to the northward; and I imagined they were going to form a new line.
- John Byng
(Keywords: Time, Enemy, Past, Ships)

What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy's doubts is invincible.
- Cao Cao
(Keywords: Battle, Enemy, Will)

If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Victory, Enemy, Fight)

My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage.
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Keywords: Men, Enemy, Fire, Giving, Right, Wishes)

Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest, and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg.
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Keywords: Men, Day, Enemy, Interest, March, Rumors)

Since January 2002, when the United States began detaining at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other fronts in the war on terror, critics have complained of human rights abuses.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, Enemy, Rights, Human rights, Iraq, states, Terror, United)

Nothing is more fallacious than wealth. It is a hostile comrade, a domestic enemy.
- John Chrysostom
(Keywords: Wealth, Enemy, Nothing)

A friend is nothing but a known enemy.
- Kurt Cobain
(Keywords: Friend, Enemy, Nothing)

Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now. It's not your neighbor right or left - and it's not God or the devil - it's you.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: God, Friend, Devil, Enemy, Now, Right)

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Time, Truth, Friend, Enemy, Humility, Prejudice)

The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
- John Cornyn
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Islam, Enemy, Extreme, Intolerance, Minority, Terrorism, Tradition)

The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam.
- John Cornyn
(Keywords: Faith, Islam, Enemy, World)

Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: Love, Work, Patriotism, Americans, Country, Dumb, Enemy, Hate, Liberals, Question)



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