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Motivational Enemies Quotes

May these quotes about Enemies inspire and motivate you.

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

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Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
- Abraham Lincoln

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln


 

Always forgive your enemies -
nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison


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We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Choose your friends carefully.
Your enemies will choose you.
- Yasser Arafat

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

As our enemies have found, we can reason like men,
so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
- Thomas Jefferson

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- John F. Kennedy

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

If you want to make enemies,
try to change something.
- Woodrow Wilson

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
- the movie The Godfather, Part II

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Love your enemies.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

My God, this is a hell of a job. I have no trouble with my enemies.
I can take care of my enemies all right.
But my damn friends, my goddamn friends.
They're the ones that keep me walking the floor at night.
- Warren G. Harding

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies -
because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
- Lana Turner

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies,
but they never can be friends, because there must always
be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
- George Byron

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your
enemies will not believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when
two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife,
confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
- Homer

Ideas are more powerful than guns.
We would not let our enemies have guns,
why should we let them have ideas.
- Joseph Stalin

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies,
but just as much to stand up to our friends.
- J. K. Rowling

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
- Khalil Gibran

The enemies of freedom do not argue;
they shout and they shoot.
- William Ralph Inge

The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies,
alas, are always the same.
- Jean Rostand

I can't afford a whole new set of enemies.
- Cecil Beaton

Under the influence of fear, which always leads men
to take a pessimistic view of things,
they magnified their enemies' resources,
and minimized their own.
- Titus Livius

War is the slaughter of human beings,
temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible.
- Jeanette Rankin

Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good.
- Sophocles

Even a paranoid can have enemies.
- Henry A. Kissinger

I have written on all sorts of subjects...
yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs,
all the Tories, and all the Christians.
- David Hume

Time should make enemies and Life should make friends.
- Henry R. Luce

I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department.
Certainly I have made fewer enemies,
but that isn't very difficult.
- Arthur Miller

Forget your enemies.
It's your friends you frustrate that cause all the problems.
- Michael J. Tucker

I would not kill my enemies, but I will make them get down on their knees.
I will, I can, I must.
- Maria Callas

Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
- Antisthenes

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good
friends or ardent enemies,
for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
- Diogenes

I have no trouble with my enemies.
I can take care of my enemies in a fight.
But my friends, my goddamned friends,
they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!
- Warren G. Harding

War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen,
and I say let us give them all they want.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
- Baltasar Gracian

Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope -
and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
- Bob Riley

An organized effort is making to deceive the people.
There are two great enemies of thought and progress,
the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold.
- Mary Elizabeth Lease

Reason and love are sworn enemies.
- Pierre Corneille

But this is a true saying among men:
the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
- Sophocles

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
- Baltasar Gracian

Dictatorships start wars because they need external
enemies to exert internal control over their own people.
- Richard Perle

If you speak or write truth about powerful men,
they become your enemies.
- Matthew Paris

The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends,
the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.
- William Temple

I have no trouble with y enemies.
But my god damn friends...
they are the ones that keep me walking the floors at night.
- Oscar Levant


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