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)

I don't believe man is a woman's natural enemy. Perhaps his lawyer is.
- Shana Alexander
(Keywords: Enemy, Man, Woman)

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.
- Saul Alinsky
(Keywords: Enemy, Freedom)

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)

Every man is his own chief enemy.
- Anacharsis
(Keywords: Enemy, Man)

My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years.
- Margaret Anderson
(Keywords: Enemy, Reality, Years)

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)

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
(Keywords: Enemy, Harm)

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)

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Enemy, Man, Revenge)

We were all flying around up and down the coast near Dunkirk looking for enemy aircraft which seemed also to be milling around with no particular cohesion.
- Douglas Bader
(Keywords: Enemy, Flying)

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)

Our friends, the enemy.
- Pierre Jean de Beranger
(Keywords: Enemy, Friends)

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.
- Pierre Berton
(Keywords: Enemy, Freedom, Racism)

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)

Every educated person is a future enemy.
- Martin Bormann
(Keywords: Enemy, Future)

This stuff on enemy combatants, the Bush Administration has fought like a tiger to avoid having to produce any evidence to a judge to show why somebody is locked up in perpetuity. Another example of that is the torture scandal.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Enemy, Example, Scandal)

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)

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Enemy, Evil, Man, Mind)

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)

Shortly after this, I placed my command on our extreme left, to watch and fight the enemy should he make another attack, and went to Cemetary Hill for observation.
- John Buford
(Keywords: Enemy, Extreme, Fight, Observation)

I can do nothing with the enemy save observe him.
- John Buford
(Keywords: Enemy, Nothing)

Found everybody in a terrible state of excitement on account of the enemy's advance upon this place.
- John Buford
(Keywords: Enemy, Excitement, State)

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)



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