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The enemy of a love is never outside, it's not a man or woman, it's what we lack in ourselves.
Anais Nin

Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.
Joseph Conrad

He that shows a passion tells his enemy where he may hit him.
American proverb

Religion can be the enemy of God. It's often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the
building.
Bono

My instinct is to win, eliminate anyone who is in the competition, destroy my enemy and
move on without any kind of hesitation at all.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Nothing is stable in the realm of power, and even closest of friends can be transformed into
the worst of enemies.
Robert Greene

A friend's envy is worse than an enemy's hatred.
American proverb

He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. Doubt has killed more splendid
projects, shattered more ambitious schemes, strangled more effective geniuses, neutralized
more superb efforts, blasted more fine intellects, thwarted more splendid ambitions than any
other enemy of the human race.
James Allen

Many are the brave when the enemy flees.
Italian proverb

Repay your enemy with a favor.
Japanese proverb

In large-scale strategy, it is beneficial to strike at the corners of the enemy's force; if the
corners are overthrown, the spirit of the whole body will be overthrown.
Miyamoto Musashi

Look to your enemy for a chance to succeed.
Chinese proverb

There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at
hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the
minimum amount of time.
George S. Patton

Till age six, your son is your master; until ten, he's your servant; until sixteen, a wonderful
adviser; from then on, he's either your friend or your enemy.
Jewish proverb

The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority.
Henrik Ibsen

A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.
Pythagoras

Persons are not known by intellect alone, not by principles alone, but only by love. It is when
we love the other, the enemy, that we obtain from God the key to an understanding of who
he is, and who we are.
Thomas Merton

Little enemies and little wounds are not to be despised.
German proverb

To know your enemy, you must become your enemy.
Sun Tzu

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one makes you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
Benjamin Franklin

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves
than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
George Washington

Beware of a reconciled enemy.
French proverb

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather
than participate in it.
Warren Buffett

Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let
them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
Lord Chesterfield

You are your own worst enemy. If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in
yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you.
Lisa Kleypas

The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
Christopher Morley

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
Sally Kempton

Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy - the
mother.
Claudette Colbert

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
Thomas Jones

Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.
Henry Kissinger

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

Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Stephen King

I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn
friends. They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!
Warren Gamaliel Harding

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