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Inspiring Enemy Quotes
Inspiring Quotes about Enemies

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If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

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The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

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Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An "enemy" is a mirage -
an image of self reflected on the sands of Hell.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

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

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

(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

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)

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

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller

Every educated person is a future enemy.
- Martin Bormann

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must
become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -
the provider for all,
and the enemy of all.
- August Strindberg

Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I
think everything will be alright.
- Alice Thomas Ellis

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

Time is my greatest enemy.
- Evita Peron

This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any
we have seen in the past,
and our military is learning from, and building on,
previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future.
- Mark Kennedy

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed
from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not,
will be victorious.
- Sun Tzu

Religion can be the enemy of God.
- Bono

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
- William Blake

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

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.

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

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

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

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

"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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde

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


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