Quotation Explorer - 'Enemy'

Life’s biggest enemy is time. It kills us slowly as the illusion changes. - Debasish Mridha
Ignorance is the toughest enemy of humans. It is most disastrous. - Yahia Kareem
It is entirely possible to win against the enemy, it is possible, even, to kill the enemy... and still be defeated by the battle.
Loss of empathy might well be the most enduring and deep-cutting scar of all, the silent blade of an unseen enemy, tearing at our hearts and stealing more than our strength.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. - George Orwell
Universe is a friend, it creates us; universe is an enemy, it kills us! It is neither a complete-friend, nor a complete-enemy. - Mehmet Murat ildan
Always be straight with flexibility and positive; it is medicine for two, first for your in health and second your wounded enemy. - Khalid Tareen
How good music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A judicious enemy anticipates siege while relishing in peace, therefore, to find such an enemy unprepared you must first distract him with the very thing he is mindful of.
An enemy of yours is an enemy of mine; an enemy of mine is an enemy of yours; if an enemy of mine is not an enemy of yours, then you're an enemy of mine. - John Yang aka Private83
I think a servant of the enemy would look fairer and feel fouler. -Frodo Baggins - J.R.R. Tolkien
The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience. - Dalai Lama XIV
This nation will never go back to the false comforts of the world before 911. We are engaging the enemy as we must, in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, so we will not have to face them here at home.
Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him. - Alfred Ernest Jones
The only way we can change an enemy to a friend is by forgiveness. - Debasish Mridha
Unless a man becomes the enemy of an evil, he will not even become its slave but rather its champion. - G.K. Chesterton
Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves. - Betty Friedan
EPAULET, n. An ornamented badge, serving to distinguish a military officer from the enemy -- that is to say, from the officer of lower rank to whom his death would give promotion. - Ambrose Bierce
The enemy came. He was beaten. I am tired. Goodnight.
The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility. - Charles Caleb Colton
But suicides have a special language.Like carpenters they want to know which tools.They never ask why build.Twice I have so simply declared myself,have possessed the enemy, eaten the enemy,have taken on his craft, his magic. - Anne Sexton
More times than I’m willing to admit I am my own worst enemy, which suggests that more times than I’m willing to admit I should allow God to be my own best friend. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
There will be no enemy if we overpower them with love. - Debasish Mridha
The Machine is the friend of ideas and the enemy of superstition: the Machine is omnipotent, eternal; blessed is the Machine. - E.M. Forster
Our enemy attacks the conscience little by little seeking to wear us down and then wears out a leader's resolve to fight the good fight. - Gary Rohrmayer
Give me strength, not to be better than my enemies, but to defeat my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Give me strength for a straight back and clear eyes, so when life fades, as the setting sun, my spirit may come to you without shame. - P.C. Cast
Failure is our best teacher but fear of failure is our worst enemy. - Debasish Mridha
Man's greatest joy is to slay his enemy, plunder his riches, ride his steeds, see the tears of his loved ones and embrace his women.
Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blast on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us. - Walt Kelly
Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted.
I only have one enemy in this world and she can be very complicated. After forty one years, I still haven't figured her out as yet, but I will -trust me- I am still working on a formula for you Algebra. - Charmaine J. Forde
Convictions are the more dangerous enemy of truth than lies. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I am the cause of all my upsets. I am my worst enemy. - Chuck Palahniuk
Anyone who prays for the death of his enemy must consider who tempted Jesus Christ, the persecution of the apostles and the Psalm 23 of David - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If you love everyone, how could you find an enemy? - Debasish Mridha
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business. - Bette Davis
Time is the enemy of identity - Michael Moorcock
The enemy is within, and within stays within, and we can’t get out of within. - Arthur Miller
There is intimacy in pain. Anyone who has comforted a sufferer knows it—the helpless tenderness, the embrace and murmur and slow rocking together as two become one against the enemy, pain. - Laini Taylor
An Eastern poet, Ali Ben Abu Taleb, writes with sad truth, —"He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,And he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
An enemy of today is a friend of tomorrow - Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. - Sally Kempton
Mankind's worst enemy is fear of work.
In a friend one should have ones best enemy. You should be closest to him with your heart when you resist him. - Friedrich Nietzsche
History is the enemy of memory. - Richard White
Merry hearts are vulnerable to death, don't be over-joyed to the state of oblivion, lest the enemy poison your meal. - Michael Bassey Johnson
When things are like hunky dory, every enemy comes in the name of friend, but when things are twisted like turmoil, every friendly enemy shows you their colour. - Michael Bassey Johnson
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend - William Blake
When you love yourself too much, sometimes it becomes a problem, because it gets out of control. if you don't control yourself, you become yourself closest enemy ! - Beta Metani'Marashi
He hasn't an enemy in the world - but all his friends hate him. - Eddie Cantor
Intuition isn't the enemy, but the ally, of reason. - John Kord Lagemann
A lot of people approach risk as if it's the enemy when it's really fortune's accomplice. - Sting
Maybe our greatest enemy isn’t the evil around us, but the evil inside us. - Ricky Maye
If the Internal enemy of hatred is not tamed, when one tries to tame external enemies, they increase. Therefore, it is a practice of the wise to tame themselves by means of the forces of love and compassion. - Bodhisattva Tokmay Sangpo
Mankind’s biggest flaw is the fact that he believes that something needs to change in order for him to feel good; it’s his biggest hurdle, his largest demon, his one and only true enemy. - D.S. Luca
The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they. - Plutarch
The greatest delight is to mark one's enemy, prepare everything, avenge oneself thoroughly, and then go to sleep. - Joseph Stalin
O God, that man should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! - William Shakespeare
If you claim to be a real friend then be real in your soul. If you claim to be fake then be an enemy instead. - Santosh Kalwar
A thorn is a rose's friend but a gardener’s enemy. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I am no enemy of Nepal being a fully literate society. It is a good thing for society and the nation as a whole. - Santosh Kalwar
That's the first rule of survival in enemy waters: volunteer nothing. - James Clavell
You know why Love Doesn't get Honest To you ?;Because you're choosing Them Enemy ;Lie ; - anne idris
I think a servant of the enemy would look fairer and feel fouler. - Frodo Baggins
Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment. - Andre Maurois
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy
By nature man without woman can feel no joy. She is his mother, his sister, his loving friend. She is seldom his enemy. - Christine de Pizan
You see a dead enemy soldier and you say, At least it wasn’t one of ours. You see a dead American soldier—one of your own—and you say, At least it wasn’t me. You lose a friend and you say, To hell with this. Get me out of here. - Donald Malarkey
The deeper you go in ministry, the more the enemy wants to be an irritant in your marriage. - Kevin Thoman
We need at least one enemy to know our own stuff>>> - Kalaiyarasu K
Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't "try" to do things. You simply "must" do things. - Ray Bradbury
If you are near the enemy, make him believe you are far from him. If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near. - Sun-Tzu
I don't believe man is woman's natural enemy. Perhaps his lawyer is. - Shana Alexander
To forgive a friend, one must practice generosity. To forgive an enemy, one must practice empathy. To forgive yourself requires charity. Forgiveness is a sacred act of gallantry. - Mac MacKenzie
A lack of love for humanity is our biggest enemy. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Fear is the enemy of success. - A.D. Posey
We belong to a nation, whose fate is to shoot at the enemy with diamonds. - Stanisław Pigoń
All too often, we are pleasing the enemy MORE than we are pleasing God by living defeated. Jesus did not die for us to walk around defeated. You have the POWER to turn any situation around that you want to. - Sandra M. Michelle
I will blame no enemy that is a good man, nor yet praise a friend that is bad - Theognis
There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy - George Washington
Just because I disagree with a person that doesn't make him my enemy. - Jerry Kinard
Be like seeds; do not see dirt thrown at you as your enemy, but as ground to grow. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Know your enemy, but don't give him all your energy. - Jeanette Coron
They say love inspires. Guess what inspires more? An enemy. - Donna Lynn Hope
Integrity is the antithesis of compromise and the sworn enemy of comfort. It bases its decisions not on how much discomfort we might be able to avoid, but on how much we need to avoid the compromise of comfort. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. - Ray Bradbury
Friend' is sometimes a word devoid of meaning; enemy, never. - Victor Hugo
Darkness has the ability to cover up; light has the ability to uncover! Darkness is the enemy of truth; light is the friend of truth! - Mehmet Murat ildan
OUTDO, v.t. To make an enemy. - Ambrose Bierce
A man with his belly full of the classics is an enemy of the human race.
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to bring the news to you. - Mark Twain
A sister is a dearest friend, a closest enemy, and an angel at the time of need. - Debasish Mridha
For us, a pretty bird is a pretty bird; for an insect, pretty bird is an ugly enemy! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If you love everyone without judging them, then you will never be able to find an enemy. - Debasish Mridha
Neither enemy faces, nor the mothers that love them, come to mind when one is thinking of nothing but endeavouring to survive. Philosophising about war is useless under fire. - Linda Berdoll
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. - John F. Kennedy
You must train harder than the enemy who is trying to kill you. You will get all the rest you need in the grave. - Leon Degrelle
Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms. - Bryant McGill
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. - William Blake
There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tiny blasts of tiny trumpets, we have met the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us. - Walt Kelly
An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect. - Mark Twain
As the most powerful people in history, we have climbed to the top of the world food chain, so to speak. Facing not one single enemy or predator who poses to us any danger of consequence, we've found the only prey left: ourselves. - Gavin de Becker
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend. - Martin Luther King Jr.
The greatest enemy of clear language is insincerity. - George Orwell
Love an enemy with unconditional trust.Reveal his treasure to him without any thrust. - Debasish Mridha
There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as one can. The best argument is an undeniably good book. - Saul Bellow
When you forgive your enemy, you may no longer have one. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
There is a cosmic river flowing from the Sun to the Earth and to everywhere: The Sunlight, the holiest of the holy rivers! Enemy of Darkness is the best friend of existence! Touch the sunlight with a strong love because light itself made that love possible! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food. - Alfred Hitchcock
Think of, at the moment of dying, is there will be any enemy for you? None! Everyone will be the best friend. So win all your enemies with your divine love when you are living. - Debasish Mridha
There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion. - Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army
Good taste is the enemy of comedy. - Mel Brooks
Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on. - Joseph Heller
Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see -egoism, arrogance, conceit, selfishness, greed, lust, intolerance, anger, lying, cheating, gossiping and slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then you will be read to fight the enemy you can see. - أبو حامد الغزالي
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you. - Mark Twain
CAN is the enemy of DO. - Alaina Odessa
Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre. - Rusty solomon
Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored. - Terence McKenna
I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me. - Clare Booth Luce
Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. - Winston Churchill
It takes quite a spine to turn the other cheek. It takes phenomenal fortitude to love your enemy. It takes firm resolve to pray for those who persecute you. (with reference to Matthew 5) - Rob Bell
Engage the enemy more closely. - Charles Faddis
You are sitting! Want to be there? You can’t reach there by not going there! Sitting is the enemy of your dreams! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The Greatest Enemy of Confidence is Inexperience - Gun Gun Febrianza
My brain has become my enemy. We fight over creation and his need for sleep. - Darnell Lamont Walker
... the enemy will do anything to rob my joy of homeschooling and parenting. He wanted me to live in bondage and feel guilty and like I was never doing enough to have me miss the real joy of just being home with my children. - Tamara L. Chilver
I think you can be an enemy of Saddam Hussein even if Donald Rumsfeld is also an enemy of Saddam Hussein. - Adam Michnik
We are our best friend and worst enemy we wil ever fight with. Time is our enemy, but how can we fight even when time will wipe us out? - Debasish Mridha
Love can either be your greatest companion or your worst enemy, depending on your pride to accept or deny things. - Anthony Liccione
Some one dear to one can be loved with human love; but an enemy can only be loved with divine love. - Leo Tolstoy
PITIFUL, adj. The state of an enemy of opponent after an imaginary encounter with oneself. - Ambrose Bierce
No one will ever win the battle of the sexes, because there is too much fraternizing with the enemy. - Henry Kissinger
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you. - Mark Twain
Future is an enemy territory; we cannot know what will happen to us over there! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy. - Robert Louis Stevenson
A person who always fights back with an enemy is not strong; a person who shows kindness to an enemy is strong. - Debasish Mridha
The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion otherwise the garrison are to be put to the sword if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender nor retreat. - William Travis, at the Alamo
I am an atheist and I consider religions to be a form of collective neurosis. I am not an enemy of the Catholics, as I am not an enemy of the tuberculars, the myopic or the paralytics; you cannot be an enemy of the sick, only their good friend in order to help them cure themselves. - Diego Rivera
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Perfection is the enemy of the good. - Gustave Flaubert
Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy. - Henry Kissinger
Your Worst Enemy Could Be Your Best Friend && Your Best Friend Your Worst Enemy - Bob Marley
For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; that we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious--or whatever we please; we are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution. - Naomi Wolf
There will be no enemy if you try to kill him with the power of your love. - Debasish Mridha
You seem to look upon depression as the hand of an enemy trying to crush you…Do you think you could see it instead as the hand of a friend, pressing you down to the ground on which it is safe to stand? - Parker J. Palmer
Do someone a favour, you make a friend; favour 'em too much, you make an enemy. - Huseyn Raza
Women most often have a difficult enemy and she is a woman and not a man. - Debasish Mridha
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. - Joseph Addison
Under the greenwood tree who loves to lie with me ... Here shall he see no enemy but winter and rough weather. - William Shakespeare
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. - Martin Luther King Jr.
We are our best friend and our worst enemy we will ever fight with. - Debasish Mridha
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. - Sam Levenson
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
When composing a verse let there not be a hair's breath separating your mind from what you write; composition of a poem must be done in an instant, like a woodcutter felling a huge tree or a swordsman leaping at a dangerous enemy. - Bashō Matsuo
Perfect is the enemy of good. - Voltaire
If you have no anger inside your heart, you will have no enemy outside in the world. - Debasish Mridha
Awareness is the enemy of sanity, for once you hear the screaming, it never stops. - Emilie Autumn
Good could become the enemy of the best. That best is possession. - Sunday Adelaja
Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. - Sir Winston Churchill
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art. - Orson Welles
Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out. - Pierre Berton
Commoditization is the enemy of meaning. In ages dominated by the forces of commoditization, individuals pay the price with devalued lives. by contrast, unique skills requiring mastery and expertise, like the skills of a brain surgeon, are safe from the threat of commoditization. - Tom Hayes
I believe the best way the Enemy gets to you is when you don't have a full understanding of how amazing, beautiful and valuable you are in Christ! - Alisa Hope Wagner
One's enemy is often the best teacher of tolerance. - Colleen Houck - Ren
If you love everyone, you will not need to fight with enemy. - Debasish Mridha
In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create. - Raoul Vaneigem
Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it - what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellowmen. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone. - Carlos Castaneda
Thirty-nine years of my life had passed before I understood that clouds were not my enemy; that they were beautiful, and that I needed them. I suppose this, for me, marked the beginning of wisdom. Life is short. - Iimani David
When you can love your enemy unconditionally, that is the practice of divine love. - Debasish Mridha
Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them. - John Locke
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. - George Orwell
If you love everyone you may not have to confront an enemy. - Debasish Mridha
Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear, and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace. - Lester B. Pearson
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. - Francis Maitland Balfour
It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. - Hesiod
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
And thou shalt smite thine enemy even unto the wall, gnashing thy teeth, and he shall grow small in thy mirrors.
Those who are weak, never suck the blood of the enemy, as it is to be done with strength. - Auliq Ice
Every writer knows that ideas are the enemy. - Marty Rubin
Folly and evil are twins;the devil is their father,and wisdom is their enemy. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Ideological opinion is not merely distinct from knowledge but the enemy of knowledge. - Roger Scruton
In other hand of the enemy will arise the fortune hero. - Lena Hussain
From the first day we have been fighting the wrong enemy; our common enemy is religion which dictates upon us division and partition. - M.F. Moonzajer
You are the biggest enemy of your own sleep. - Pawan Mishra
No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy. - Horatio Nelson
A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth. - Albert Einstein
The greatest enemy of any person is his own ego. - Sunday Adelaja
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. - Isaac Newton
A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited.
One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not. - O.A. Battista
We have met the enemy and he is us. - Walt Kelly
If somebody is going to kill me or hurt me..., let's be the enemy not my friends! - Deyth Banger
Government is a gun that shoots money at your enemy and blows up in your face. - Stefan Molyneux
You have no enemy except yourself. - Debasish Mridha
You know you walk in the light when the enemy keeps reminding you of your past mistakes, because the enemy's role is to derail into darkness. - Gugu Mona
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. - Sir Francis Bacon
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy. - Publilius Syrus
Neither the stone that made you stumble is your enemy, nor the stone that helped you cross the river is your friend! Universe just lives its own life! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. - Napoléon Bonaparte
The enemy of art is the absence of limitations. - Orson Welles
You see it everywhere and everyone seems to be doing it but you. You could have had it as well, and you know it, and that’s what bothers you. Your worst enemy is yourself, and sadly, you know that what you did wasn't worth what you lost. - Donna Lynn Hope
Until you get it that in reality you, and the enemy you hate, are identically and inseparably 'One', of a single make, you're one big silly mistake. - Fakeer Ishavardas
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
Although you may spend your life killing, you will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain. - Nāgārjuna
Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race - Henry Miller
If your love ones becomes your greatest enemy is a Sin - Ophelia A. Tannor
Conformity is the biggest enemy of progress. Break those limiting social rules. - Debasish Mridha
A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Non-violence does not signify that man must not fight against the enemy, and by enemy is meant the evil which men do, not the human beings themselves. - Mahatma Gandhi
…the blogosphere is the friend of information but the enemy of thought. - Alan Jacobs
It seems to me that man has engaged in a blind and fearful struggle out of a past he can't remember, into a future he can't forsee nor understand. And man has met and defeated every obstacle, every enemy except one. He cannot win over himself. - John Steinbeck
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business. - Mahatma Gandhi
They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. -, philosopher (427-347 BCE) - Plato
I say this explicitly, that it is impossible for me to marry. That is the way it is for me. My temper is a mortal enemy to this horrible yoke, which I would not accept, even if I thus would become the ruler of the world. - Christina Queen of Sweden
Procrastination is the enemy of action! - John Di Lemme
The only way anyone ever won a war, is to make the enemy hurt so bad that he can't stand it any more. ... George S. Patton - George S. Patton Jr.
Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God. - Martin Luther
The descent to barbarism had begun with Rotterdam. It ended with Dresden and then with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Whatever moral differences had existed when the war began were erased by its end. The victors had been morally conquered by the enemy. - David McReynolds
Never strike out of anger if at all possible, this will give your enemy the advantage and strengthen his resolve and psyche - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
If you want to determine if your thoughts are from the enemy or from God, ask yourself, 'Are these thoughts I’d choose to have? - Stormie Omartian
In the darkest times of your life, your praise to God should be the loudest. Let the enemy know you’re not afraid of the dark. - Stormie Omartian
Be where your enemy is not. - Sun Tzu
In a war the most dangerous thing is to understand the enemy. To understand is to forgive. And wehave no right to do that—we never have had, not since the creation of the world. - Sergei Lukyanenko
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy! - Friedrich Nietzsche
Christians should never have a political party. It is a huge mistake to become married to an ideology, because the greatest enemy of the gospel is ideology. Ideology is a man-made format of how the world ought to work, and Christians instead believed in the revealing truth Scripture. - Charles W. Colson
The only thing more dangerous than your enemy knowing how powerful you are, is your enemy not knowing how powerful you are - Joshua Teya
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. - Nelson Mandela
I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even the enemy - Jessica Dovey
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. - Benjamin Franklin
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; A wise enemy is worth more. - Jean De la Fontaine
If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him.
Never run from the enemy, tackle them - Victoria Addino
Although it's good to have talent, character is so much important because bad character is an enemy for great talent. - Gugu Mona
The best gift that we can give to our enemy is not war, but forgiveness and peace. - Debasish Mridha
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 and quickly. - Robert A. Heinlein
Sometimes, I am my own worst enemy. - Tim McGraw
For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail. - Benjamin Franklin
Any man who tries to excite class hatred, sectional hate, hate of creeds, any kind of hatred in our community, though he may affect to do it in the interest of the class he is addressing, is in the long run with absolute certainly that class's own worst enemy. - Theodore Roosevelt
Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy. - Frank Sinatra
Joy is a loyal companion, love is a faithful friend, fear is a terrible adversary, and hatred is a merciless enemy. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.We laughed, knowing that better men would come,And greater wars: when each proud fighter bragsHe wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. - Wilfred Owen
The first and most enemy that we have are ourselves. - Abdulsalam Unshur
Betrayals rarely come from an enemy. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Loneliness is my worst enemy, but in the end he's usually my only real friend. - Dave Guerrero
The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it. We have talked enough; but we have not listened. And by not listening we have failed to concede the immense complexity of our society—and thus the great gaps between ourselves and those with whom we seek understanding. - William H. Whyte
Some one remarked that the best way to unite all the nations on this globe would be an attack from some other planet. In the face of such an alien enemy, people would respond with a sense of their unity of interest and purpose. We have the next thing to that at the present time - John Dewey Speech 1917
If you sit by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by. - Japanese Proverb
If there ever was in the history of humanity an enemy who was truly universal, an enemy whose acts and moves trouble the entire world, threaten the entire world, attack the entire world in any way or another, that real and really universal enemy is precisely Yankee imperialism. - Fidel Castro
The only thing more dangerous then your enemy knowing how powerful you are, is your enemy not knowing how powerful you are. - Joshua Teya
Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend. - Saadi
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world. - Helen Keller
The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy. - Floriano Martins
If you love everyone, how will you ever find an enemy? - Debasish Mridha
The best punishment for an enemy is forgiveness. - Debasish Mridha
A friend is the wax that keeps the flame lit, an enemy is the wind that blows it out. - Anthony Liccione
If they spit on you,collect their spittle to water your plants.If they throw stones at you,pick them up to adorn your garden.If they call you the enemy, a liar and a narcissist. Plant those very flowers: anemone, lily, and narcissus. Use their crap to fertilise your mind. - Kamand Kojouri
No one knows your success or failure best than your enemy who pretends to be your greatest friend. - Auliq Ice
Conformity is the jailer of freedom, and the enemy of growth. - John F. Kennedy
And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor -- never its victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten. - Elie Wiesel
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. - Bible
If you are completely surrounded by the enemies, this proves that you are damn stupid in matters of making friends and such a stupidity, such a miserable clumsiness is your biggest enemy! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Feeling of hatred unto your enemy, drains your energy as enemy wanted. - Toba Beta
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. - J.K. Rowling
Maxim 29: The enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy. No more. No less.-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries - Howard Tayler
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
O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!
One who conquers fear conquers his greatest enemy. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If we are discouraged because we lack repentance and excuse ourselves by saying that it does not lie in our power to obtain a contrite heart, because repentance can only be granted as a miracle of the Holy Spirit, it is a sign that our thinking has been clouded by the Enemy. - M. Basilea Schlink
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. -, activist, South African president, Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1918) - Nelson Mandela
We know that in the attempt to be freed of the enemy without, we can be tempted to feed the enemy within. To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place. - Pope Francis
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. - Eric Hoffer
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on. - Ulysses S. Grant
We shall support whatever the enemy opposes and oppose whatever the enemy supports. - Mao Tse-Tung
Where there is wisdom there is life,and where there is evil there is death.Folly is your enemy and so are fools;wisdom is your friend and so are the wise. - Matshona Dhliwayo
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost. - Karl Kraus
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. - Ali ibn Abi Talib
Oh God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! - William Shakespeare
The imagination is truly the enemy of bigotry and dogma. - Ursula K. Le Guin
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel J. Boorstin
Fear is the greatest enemy of humanity, it paralyses tons and tons of people around the globe. - Euginia Herlihy
If you could be God's worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose? - Chuck Palahniuk
I am sure care's an enemy to life. - William Shakespeare
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. - Norman Podhoretz
In the art of war, if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the approaching battles. But if you know only yourself and not the enemy, for every victory, there will also be defeat. - Emily Thorne
A night of crying has silenced me. This morning it seems the whole world is against me. I've never before felt so barren, so empty. I've never before thought the daylight to be ... my enemy. My enemy. - Shaun Hick
Where there's no faith there's an open door for the enemy - Mark Post
Comparison is the enemy to creativity. - E'yen A. Gardner
The perfect is the enemy of the good. - Voltaire
Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
But the truth was that he died from solitude, the enemy known but to few on this Earth, and whom only the simplest of us are fit to withstand. The brilliant Costaguanaro of the boulevards had died from solitude and want of faith in himself and others. - Joseph Conrad
In life, friends become family, sometimes they become enemy and enemy becomes motivation. - Evan Ricafort
Your mind is your biggest enemy and your dearest friend. - Debasish Mridha
a good friendship is beneficial to both, a bought friend is a free enemy that no one can afford. - Antwine Huffman
Sometimes, we can be our worst enemy. That our mind is capable of twisting and turning things, and taking us to really dark places. - Jenna McDougall
think of the condition of Europe for twenty years before, where people were fighting, not by thousands, but by millions; each one of whom as he struck his enemy wounded horribly some other innocent heart far away. - William Makepeace Thackeray
She never wished for the thing what she is experiencing. It is her inner voice that became her enemy. - Durgesh Satpathy
If it's to protect our family, be it the Kingdom or the entire world... We would make anyone our enemy! That's what it means to be Fairy Tail!! - Hiro Mashima
With an enemy like that, who needs friends? - Rick Yancey
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. - Unknown
DNA, DNA, DNA. You never ever deny it, fool. I thought he is my cold enemy. When he died, he became my father. Says Bhutta (Biography) - M.K. Bhutta
Who knows you more...your friend or your enemy? It's your enemy that pursues with passion while your friend engages at leisure. - Donna Lynn Hope
Facts are the enemy of truth. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Can't be on the front lines fighting a war with the weapons given to you by the enemy. - Darnell Lamont Walker
There is no greater enemy than pride. - Sanskrit
The biggest moment of your life when your enemy think for a second that you are a good person.. - Aditya Pandya
Life works on strange laws of nature (Karma).One never knows when a friend turns enemy & vice-versa.Rely on your Self; self-reliance - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
It is safer to face a strong enemy in the field of battle, than to fight a war by the side of a weak friend. - Luis Marques
Why do we electrocute men for murdering an individual and then pin a purple heart on them for mass slaughter of someone arbitrarily labeled enemy? - Sylvia Plath
Every writer knows that words are the enemy. - Marty Rubin
The war was about vanity, he said. It was about old men who couldn't look in the mirror anymore and so they sent the young out to die. Was was a get-together of the vain. They wanted it simple--hate your enemy, know nothing of him. - Mccann Colum
All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him. - Sun-Tzu
Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting.
The worst enemy in life is resentment. - Debasish Mridha
The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. - Pablo Picasso
Oppose vigorously any tendency to sadness ... You must persevere. By means of sorrow the enemy tries to make us weary of good works, but if he sees that we don't give them up and that being done in spite of his opposition they have become very meritorious, he will stop troubling us. - Francis de Sales
Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy. - Spike Milligan
The meetings and marches and vigils are cool, but if the enemy isn't present, you're just talking slick to a can of oil. - Darnell Lamont Walker
If people think nature is their friend then they sure don't need an enemy. - Kurt Vonnegut
If you're in a war, instead of throwing a hand grenade at the enemy, throw one of those small pumpkins. Maybe it'll make everyone think how stupid war is, and while they are thinking, you can throw a real grenade at them. - Jack Handey
While love shuts down areas of the brain associated with judgment and reasoning by contrast those consumed with hate have very active reasoning facilities. It takes logic to figure out how to attack your enemy. - Randall Parker
Penises! if used incorrectly it becomes man's worst enemy, worst nightmare. - Efrat Cybulkiewicz
You haven't rewarded evil unto them who were at peace with you; nor you have delivered them that without cause is your enemy. But they want to tread down your soul upon the earth, and lay your honour in the dust. - Compton Gage
A stupid friend can hurt you more than a smart enemy. - Erol Ozan
Emotion can be the enemy, if you give into your emotion, you lose yourself. You must be at one with your emotions, because the body always follows the mind. - Bruce Lee
OFFENSIVE, adj. Generating disagreeable emotions or sensations, as the advance of an army against its enemy. "Were the enemy's tactics offensive?" the king asked. "I should say so!" replied the unsuccessful general. "The blackguard wouldn't come out of his works!" - Ambrose Bierce
The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy. - William James
You are the enemy and a vessel through which the cure flows - if Christ lives in you, then you are an embodiment of the very shot this hostile and crying world needs as it, in every waking moment, struggles belligerently to resist. - Criss Jami
Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. We are fighting today for costly grace. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A heroine makes progress against an enemy who would manipulate her thoughts when she begins to probe his and see weakness. - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
They have a saying in Chicago: 'Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action.' - Ian Fleming
The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt - Sylvia Plath
Fear is only the enemy if you let it keep you from moving forward.Put fear on your side and let it motivate you.This is the definition of an alchemist. To turn base metal into gold. Fear into Motivation. - Matthew Donnelly
He wept bitter tears over the death of his enemy. It was his enemy, after all, who knew him best and kept him up at night. - Donna Lynn Hope
If we learn to know that there is no enemy but we only have friend with misunderstanding then peace will be there. - Debasish Mridha
Patience is the gift of possibility. Time is merely an illusion. People lack patience, which is why time becomes their enemy. - Lionel Suggs
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. - Sun-Tzu
Everyone has to have hope in their life, or they will eventually become your enemy. - Jim Morris
They say time heals all, But time is our only enemy; breathe deep and find strength to smile tonight, for the morning may never come - Michael Biondi
Whenever you can call your enemy and tell him that you truly love him with compassion, then you are practicing the power of true love. - Debasish Mridha
If you won't be my friend, you'll regret being my enemy - Marie Rutkoski
If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him. - Thomas Fuller
Don't make such decisions whose bad results make you look like you are your own enemy. - Amit Kalantri
God has given you all you need to fight against the enemy. - Jim George
The most powerful force that can transform an enemy into a friend is simple kindness. - Debasish Mridha
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. - African proverb
To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy. - Sun Tzu
My only love sprung from my only hate!Too early seen unknown, and known too late!Prodigious birth of love it is to me,That I must love a loathed enemy. - William Shakespeare
Could an enemy really curse someone? Could the enemy affect reality by the deliberate mental intent of harming? - M.J. Mandoki
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
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty - Ronald Reagan
The best way to lose an enemy is to treat him like a friend. - John Maxwell
The life of the enemy . Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy's staying alive. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable. The highest form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can! - J.R.R. Tolkien
The enemy stays in the hearts of friends. Watch what your friends know about you and watch what you tell your friends, remember, egoism breeds jealousy and ends a relationship in discord. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Every discovery in pure science is potentially subversive; even science must sometimes be treated as a possible enemy. - Aldous Huxley
A threat should never be spoken, your enemy should not be told of your intentions. Either take decisive action or refrain from it, but never threaten - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
There are few things worse than mistaking an enemy for a friend. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
When we become acquainted with any person on a human level, even a great enemy, we begin to see that no person is really so different from ourselves. - Bryant McGill
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8) - Bible. New International Version
Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things. - Ray Bradbury
You're your best friend and worst enemy. - Debasish Mridha
Loneliness is not the enemy of your joy as long as you know how you should always destroy the pensive mood that remains with you like a friend who never stands up for you when you’re forced to bend - Munia Khan
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy. - Jean Anouilh
If you truly loved someone you won't become their enemy. You will become their guardian angel. - Shannon L. Alder
The enemy of love is not hate it is apathy. - R. A. Delmonico
Time is an enemy to success - maryesther
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult. - Samuel Johnson
Never hate an enemy; love them and transform them into a friend. - Debasish Mridha
And then I got what she was saying. In the paranormal world, everyone was your enemy. - Jayde Scott
They said" Your Anger could Destroy you.." Even if my Brain designed it to Destroy my enemy. - Srinivas Shenoy
Good taste is the enemy of creativity - Pablo Picasso
What is man's chief enemy? Each man is his own. - Anacharsis Cloots
...luxury is the enemy of observation, a costly indulgence that induces such a good feeling that you notice nothing. Luxury spoils and infantilizes you and prevents you from knowing the world. That is its purpose... - Paul Theroux
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. - Gautama Buddha
Forgiveness is the best way to disempower an enemy. - Gugu Mona
Enemy from within is always worst than outside devils. - Satyaankith
Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy. - Erol Ozan
The enemy of learning is knowing. - Steve Ahn
If equally matched, we can offer battle; if slightly inferior in numbers, we can avoid the enemy; if quite unequal in every way, we can flee from him. Though an obstinate fight may be made by a small force, in the end it must be captured by the larger force. - Sun Tzu 孙子
Revenge is possible only if you spare the enemy. - Raheel Farooq
You don't win by wishing for your competitor or enemy to be weak and broke; you win when you build yourself to be strong and to do the winning job right - Hisham Fawzi
Resentment is our biggest enemy. - Debasish Mridha
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