Quotes about Enemies

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We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.

He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life.
The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
False friends are worse than bitter enemies.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
There is no stronger bond of friendship than a mutual enemy.
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you. [Matthew]
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over. Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself.
A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
Wise men learn many things from their enemies.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but - whack - his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES.
Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
No prudent antagonist thinks light of his adversaries.
You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
Enemies promises were made to be broken.
Speak well of your enemies... you made them.
It pays to know the enemy -- not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
One must be a somebody before they can have a enemy. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
Man has no greater enemy than himself.
We have meet the enemy; and he is us.
Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him.
No man should ever display his bravery unless he is prepared for battle, nor bear the marks of defiance, until he has experienced the abilities of his enemy.
There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.

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