Wise men learn many things from their enemies.
Best Quotes about Enemies
The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Man has no greater enemy than himself.
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
One enemy is too much.
He hasn't an enemy in the world - but all his friends hate him.
It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G.
It pays to know the enemy -- not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
It is not necessary to have enemies if you go out of your way to make friends hate you.
Bear patiently with a rival.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Speak well of your enemies... you made them.
If thine enemy offend thee, give his child a drum.
A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
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.
It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
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.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts.
Channing, William Ellery
One reason we should love our enemies is that we made them ourselves. Another reason is that they keep us on our toes, a third reason is that we should make them our friends.
Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
We can learn even from our enemies.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.
Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
Was it a friend or foe that spread these lies? Nay, who but infants question in such wise,'twas one of my most intimate enemies.
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe, so he is, but only to God, not to us.
We have meet the enemy; and he is us.
The enemy is more easily overcome if he be not suffered to enter the door of our hearts, but be resisted without the gate at his first knock.
There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy -- the mother.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Convince an enemy, convince him that he's wrong. To win a bloodless battle, the victory is long. A simple act of faith, reason over might. To blow up his children would only prove him right.
Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, but no enemies that I can remember.
Ford, Gerald R.
I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends. They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!
Harding, Warren Gamaliel
Even a paranoid can have enemies.
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
Serve your enemies for they first find out your faults
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Wise men learn many things from their enemies.
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall - but don't rush to pick him up either.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.
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