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Positive Quotes about Enemies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

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

(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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have real enemies in the world.
These enemies must be found.
They must be pursued and they must be defeated.
- Barack Obama

I have no friends and no enemies - only competitors.
- Aristotle Onassis

What did our nation ever do to provoke these madly
vicious enemies? What is seen as injustice in one place
is seen as just requital in the other.
- Mary Douglas

The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies,
alas, are always the same.
- Jean Rostand

Under the influence of fear, which always leads men
to take a pessimistic view of things,
they magnified their enemies' resources,
and minimized their own.
- Titus Livius

I think one of the greatest enemies in the use of technology,
however, is the idea that if you use the technology
you have to throw other things out of the window.
- John Eaton

It is better to decide a difference between enemies than friends,
for one of our friends will certainly become an enemy
and one of our enemies a friend.
- Pierre Jean de Beranger

May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies
of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc
and perpetrating all forms of carnage.
- Yahya Jammeh

Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope -
and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
- Bob Riley

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

For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.
- Laurence Sterne

Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
- Alexis Carrel

You see, we are here, as far as I can tell,
to help each other; our brothers, our sisters,
our friends, our enemies.
That is to help each other and not hurt each other.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

Lord, Bless our enemies; have mercy upon them,
may they turn their course and let us alone,
and let us live in peace at our homes in our own native land.
- William Pennington

We English are good at forgiving our enemies;
it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
- P. D. James

Even a paranoid can have enemies.
- Henry A. Kissinger

But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary,
and they were not subject to priestly sorceries.
- Paul Harris

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

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Forget your enemies.
It's your friends you frustrate that cause all the problems.
- Michael J. Tucker

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered,
it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies.
The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
- Andre Gide

I want you to give all these chiefs of the soldiers
here to understand that we are for peace,
and that we have made peace, that we may not be mistaken by them for enemies.
- Black Kettle

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

Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers.
- Taliesin

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

Progress is a nice word.
But change is its motivator.
And change has its enemies.
- Robert Kennedy

After Big Media, U.S.
colleges and universities are the biggest enemies of
the values of red-state Americans.
- Phyllis Schlafly

In order to rally people, governments need enemies...
if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent
one in order to mobilize us.
- Nhat Hanh

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.


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