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An open enemy is preferable to a hidden friend.
Turkish proverb

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his government, deserves to
be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.
Andrew Jackson

Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
Warren Buffett

Better to drink the weak tea of a friend than the sweet wine of an enemy.
Chinese proverb

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.
Lin Yutang

Money can't buy you friends but you get a better class of enemy.
Spike Milligan

Who's a hero? He who turns his enemy into his friend.
Jewish proverb

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.
Benjamin Franklin

Trusting no man as his friend, he could not recognize his enemy when the latter actually
appeared.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

When your enemy retreats, make him a golden bridge.
Dutch proverb

It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity
to turn him into a friend.
Margaret Thatcher

It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.
Syrus

One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
Jonathan Swift

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.
Eckhart Tolle

When you have an enemy in your power, deprive him of the means of ever injuring you.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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.
Bette Davis

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
Buddha

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.
Chinese proverb

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
Roll Call.
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.
Voltaire

You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not
expect.
Miyamoto Musashi

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.
Jewish proverb

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.
Sun Tzu

Do what you love and you'll stop being your own worst enemy.
Tommy Newberry

When your enemy falls, don't rejoice; but don't pick him up either.
Jewish proverb

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.
Niccolo Machiavelli

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