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Beware of an enemy, even though he be only an ant.
Arabic proverb

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking

The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing
the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number one enemy of compassion.
Dalai Lama

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if
he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
Thomas Paine

I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and
still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
Bertrand Russell

Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.
Alfred Hitchcock

The poor man's enemies are few, the rich man's friends are even fewer.
Jewish proverb

Promises may get you friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
Benjamin Franklin

Law 48
Assume Formlessness

By taking a shape, by having a visible plan, you open yourself to attack. Instead of taking a
form for your enemy to grasp, keep yourself adaptable and on the move. Accept the fact
that nothing is certain and no law is fixed. The best way to protect yourself is to be as fluid
and formless as water; never bet on stability or lasting order. Everything changes.
Robert Greene

Better a hundred foes outside the home than one enemy within.
Chinese proverb

Your worst enemy could be your best friend and your best friend your worst enemy.
Bob Marley

The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother
Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters - and to convince them
to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Good taste is the enemy of comedy.
Mel Brooks

There is but one means to extenuate the effects of enemy fire: it is to develop a more violent
fire oneself.
Ferdinand Foch

The angry and the weak are their own enemies.
Russian proverb

Right it is to be taught even by the enemy.
Ovid

Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist
on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are
greedy and greedy when others are fearful.
Warren Buffett

What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.
Sun Tzu

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
Albert Einstein

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Ronald Reagan

When we see others as the enemy, we risk becoming what we hate. When we oppress
others, we end up oppressing ourselves. All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing
the humanity in others.
Desmond Tutu

The investor's chief problem – and even his worst enemy – is likely to be himself.
Benjamin Graham

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
George Orwell

"Bless your enemy, and you rob him of his ammunition." His arrows will be transmuted into
blessings.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Fear is the enemy of logic.
Frank Sinatra

Man is not the enemy of man but through the medium of a false system of government.
Thomas Paine

If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because
their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance,
patience and understanding.
Dalai Lama

If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.
Sun Tzu

All government, in its essence, is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing
forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man.
H. L. Mencken

From mine enemy let me defend myself; from a pretensed friend, good lord deliver me.
Elizabeth I

The best way to know and destroy an enemy is to pretend to become his friend.
Paulo Coelho

Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make
him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate.
Robert A. Heinlein

An enemy does not sleep.
French proverb

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