We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe, so he is, but only to God, not to us.
Best Quotes about Enemies
Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
False friends are worse than bitter enemies.
Serve your enemies for they first find out your faults
No prudent antagonist thinks light of his adversaries.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven t. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor.
Bear patiently with a rival.
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall - but don't rush to pick him up either.
One enemy is too much.
The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts.
Channing, William Ellery
Speak well of your enemies... you made them.
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
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
We have meet the enemy; and he is us.
The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.
Remember, to them it is us who are the enemy.
Simpson, N. F.
Who are enemies? Those who oppose each others will.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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.
Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.
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.
I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, but no enemies that I can remember.
Ford, Gerald R.
A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life.
Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy -- the mother.
There is no stronger bond of friendship than a mutual enemy.
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.
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.
You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
It pays to know the enemy -- not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
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.
Even a paranoid can have enemies.
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.
Our enemies approach nearer to truth in their judgments of us than we do ourselves.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
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
One must be a somebody before they can have a enemy. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force.
Swetchine, Anne Sophie
He hasn't an enemy in the world - but all his friends hate him.
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
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