No prudent antagonist thinks light of his adversaries.
Best Quotes about Enemies
He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life.
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
Our enemies approach nearer to truth in their judgments of us than we do ourselves.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts.
Channing, William Ellery
The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
Even a paranoid can have enemies.
Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.
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.
It pays to know the enemy -- not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
If thine enemy offend thee, give his child a drum.
Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
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
Speak well of your enemies... you made them.
Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.
Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall - but don't rush to pick him up either.
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
Serve your enemies for they first find out your faults
No prudent antagonist thinks light of his adversaries.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
A person is his own worst enemy.
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you. [Matthew]
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
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.
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
It is not necessary to have enemies if you go out of your way to make friends hate you.
A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.
False friends are worse than bitter enemies.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy
I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, but no enemies that I can remember.
Ford, Gerald R.
The person who builds a character makes foes.
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.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.
You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
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.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
We can learn even from our enemies.
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