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The surest way to make enemies is to have too many friends.
American proverb

Never trust much to a new friend or an old enemy.
Scottish proverb

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Abraham Lincoln

An enemy will give in, but a friend will argue.
Russian proverb

It is said that fear is man's greatest enemy. Fear is behind failure, sickness, and poor human
relations. Millions of people are afraid of the past, the future, old age, insanity, and death.
Fear is a thought in your mind, and you are afraid of your own thoughts.
Joseph Murphy

He who has three enemies must agree with two.
German proverb

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we
then know how to meet him.

Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things
Sir Richard Branson

A weapon is an enemy even to its owner.
Guatemalan proverb

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies
ridiculous." And God granted it.

Trust your best friend as you would your worst enemy.
Mexican proverb

People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will
be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be
Edmund Burke

An old enemy never becomes a friend.
Greek proverb

If you can not win, make the enemy pay a steep price for victory.
Carlson Gracie

You get your freedom by letting your enemy know that you'll do anything to get it. Then
you'll get it. It's the only way you'll get it.
Malcolm X

Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise, than to have always an enemy in his
George Savile

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.
Frank Sinatra

May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of
mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right
Marianne Williamson

If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
Benjamin Franklin

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The way of strategy is the way of nature. When you appreciate the power of nature,
knowing the rhythm of any situation, you will be able to hit the enemy naturally and strike
Miyamoto Musashi

My cousin died. He was stung by a wasp - the natural enemy of the tightrope walker.
Emo Philips

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the
Helen Keller

Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies.
Eskimo proverb

Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be bastards.
Abraham Lincoln

Treat your friend as if he will one day be your enemy, and your enemy as if he will one day be
your friend.
Abraham Lincoln

Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.
Arabic proverb

The face of the enemy frightens me only when I see how much it resembles me.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Enemies are so stimulating.
Katharine Hepburn

We ought so to behave to one another as to avoid making enemies of our friends, and at the
same time to make friends of our enemies.

Subtle and insubstantial, the expert leaves no trace; divinely mysterious, he is inaudible. Thus
he is master of his enemy's fate.
Sun Tzu

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
Pablo Picasso

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy

To get rid of an enemy one must love him.
Leo Tolstoy

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