The person who builds a character makes foes.
Best Quotes about Enemies
No prudent antagonist thinks light of his adversaries.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy -- the mother.
Remember, to them it is us who are the enemy.
Simpson, N. F.
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
A person is his own worst enemy.
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
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
If it looks like shit, smells like shit, mail it to your enemy... he'll know what to do with it.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
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.
The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.
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
The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
The person who builds a character makes foes.
It is not necessary to have enemies if you go out of your way to make friends hate you.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
It is a pitiful fortune that is not without 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.
One enemy is too much.
Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
He hasn't an enemy in the world - but all his friends hate him.
We can learn even from our enemies.
Serve your enemies for they first find out your faults
It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
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.
Our enemies approach nearer to truth in their judgments of us than we do ourselves.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.
False friends are worse than bitter enemies.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.
Wise men learn many things from their enemies.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
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.
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
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