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You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Sir Winston Churchill

Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Be mild toward the wretched, but stern towards an enemy.
Irish proverb

He who conquers his anger conquers an enemy.
German proverb

A man with no enemies is a man with no character.
Paul Newman

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for
execution.
Niccolo Machiavelli

He cannot be a friend to any one who is his own enemy.
French proverb

Even though you become the enemy of a good man, don't become the friend of a bad man.
Japanese proverb

The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies than the fool from his friends.
Benjamin Franklin

In fighting and in everyday life you should be determined through calm. Meet the situation
without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. An elevated spirit is
weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy see your spirit.
Miyamoto Musashi

If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.
English proverb

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Comfort is the enemy of achievement.
Farrah Gray

And God said, "Love your enemy," and I obeyed Him and loved myself.
Kahlil Gibran

A guilty conscience is the enemy within.
Chinese proverb

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Sir Francis Bacon

Our inflation, our public enemy number one, will, unless whipped, destroy our country, our
homes, our liberties, our property and finally our national pride as surely as will any
well-armed wartime energy.
Gerald R. Ford

He that has no enemies has no friends.
English proverb

You may find your worst enemy or best friend in yourself.
English proverb

The important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy's useful actions but allow his
useless actions.
Miyamoto Musashi

Better that my enemy should see good in me than I should see evil in him.
Jewish proverb

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
Sun Tzu

Better make a weak man your enemy than your friend.
Josh Billings

The greatest enemy wiIn the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Dalai Lama

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he
becomes your partner.

Nelson Mandela

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy

Our friends abandon us only too easily, and our enemies are implacable.
Voltaire

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence
consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

What is best in life: Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the
lamentation of the women!
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Conan the Barbarian

If you wish to have no enemy, do not lend.
Philippine proverb

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my
enemies for their good intellects.
Oscar Wilde

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because
generally they are the same people.
G. K. Chesterton

I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

Bear patiently with a rival.
Ovid

You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
Joseph Conrad

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