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Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Government Political Hate

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
- Abraham Lincoln

 

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

Choose your friends carefully.
Your enemies will choose you.
- Yasser Arafat

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love your enemies.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

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

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

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

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies,
but they never can be friends, because there must always
be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
- George Byron

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

As our enemies have found, we can reason like men,
so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
- Thomas Jefferson

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
- the movie The Godfather, Part II

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when
two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife,
confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
- Homer

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

If you want to make enemies,
try to change something.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies -
because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
- Lana Turner

The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when
he and his followers were small in number.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

We are at war with enemies that still have the intent
to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good
friends or ardent enemies,
for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
- Diogenes

The only thing that will be remembered about my enemies
after they're dead is the nasty things I've said about them.
- Camille Paglia

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

The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos.
The winner will be the one who controls that chaos,
both his own and the enemies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it
self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get
their clocks cleaned if they start one.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

You don't make peace with friends.
You make it with very unsavory enemies.
- Yitzhak Rabin

Who are enemies? Those who oppose each others will.
- Mary Richards

I learned early in life that you get places by having the right enemies.
- Bishop John Spong

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous
actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq
remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist.
- Carl Levin

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

Reason and love are sworn enemies.
- Pierre Corneille

If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome
by his enemies? Even a single man,
by right action, can overcome a host of foes.
- Saskya Pandita

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- Aesop

Abatement in the hostility of one's enemies must never
be thought to signify they have been won over.
It only means that one has ceased to constitute a threat.
- Quentin Crisp

He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him.
Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death,
because he feared they would rebel.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which
consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- F. M. Cornford

Dictators must have enemies.
They must have internal enemies to justify their secret
police and external enemies to justify their military forces.
- Richard Perle

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

War is the slaughter of human beings,
temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible.
- Jeanette Rankin

Cheney is a terrorist.
He terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens
here at home indiscriminately.
- Alec Baldwin

He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
- William Hazlitt

The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends,
the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.
- William Temple

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
- Robert Burton

I hate admitting that my enemies have a point.
- Salman Rushdie

Of all the enemies of public liberty,
war is perhaps the most to be dreaded,
because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.
- James Madison

Then the administration tied it in to the regional
dispute between Israel and its enemies,
as if that's about international terrorism.
No, it's not.
- Chris Matthews

Time should make enemies and Life should make friends.
- Henry R. Luce

Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate
both enemies and supporters.
- Raymond Aron


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