Enemy quotes page 3
An open enemy is preferable to a hidden friend.
The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his government,
be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.
Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
Better to drink the weak tea of a friend than the sweet wine of an enemy.
The scamp will be the last and most formidable enemy of dictatorships. He will be the
champion of human dignity and individual freedom, and will be the last to be conquered. All
modern civilization depends entirely upon him.
Money can't buy you friends but you get a better class of enemy.
Who's a hero? He who turns his enemy into his friend.
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend,
your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct
that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.
Trusting no man as his friend, he could not recognize his enemy when the latter actually
When your enemy retreats, make him a golden bridge.
It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity
to turn him into a friend.
It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
He is an enemy who slanders one's name.
African proverb, Yoruba
Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.
Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will
miraculously transform your whole life.
When you have an enemy in your power, deprive him of the means of ever injuring you.
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.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
My flanks are something for the enemy to worry about, not me. Before he finds out where my
flanks are, I'll be cutting the bastard's throat.
George S. Patton
If a man has no enemies, fortune has ignored him.
I have always believed that most people are mostly good, most of the time. I have never
mistaken moderation for weakness, nor civility for surrender. As far as I'm concerned, there
are no enemies in politics - just temporary opponents who might vote with you on the next
Gerald R. Ford
No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You
have no enemy except yourselves.
St. Francis of Assisi
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Sir Isaac Newton
The best is the enemy of the good.
You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not
When a man has no one to play with he plays with his enemy.
African proverb, Annang
My friend tells me of my virtue. My enemy notes my faults.
If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade
him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he
may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united,
separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him
where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
Do what you love and you'll stop being your own worst enemy.
When your enemy falls, don't rejoice; but don't pick him up either.
May God have mercy for my enemies because I won't.
George S. Patton
It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous
to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a
new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well
under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.