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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

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.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose
intimate friends are all good,
and whose enemies are decidedly bad.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

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

Reason and love are sworn enemies.
- Pierre Corneille

Ambition.
An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while
living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

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

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another;
but women are by nature enemies.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads,
and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are
both surrounded by enemies.
- James Stephens

Victimizers of children are the enemies of any so-called society.
- Andrew Vachss

No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his
or her won way is without enemies.
- Daisy Bates

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

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies;
seldom safe to venture to instruct,
even our friends.
- Charles Caleb Colton

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
- Baltasar Gracian

Men of sense often learn from their enemies.
It is from their foes, not their friends,
that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
- Aristophanes

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

I gave up writing blurbs because you make one friend and 200 enemies.
- Leslie Fiedler

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

Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
- Frank Herbert

The chief internal enemies of any state are those public
officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
- Dalton Trumbo

Our pre-9/11 gun laws allow our enemies in the War
on Terror to arm themselves right here in our own country.
- Carolyn McCarthy

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies,
and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
- Gustave Flaubert

Often we have no time for our friends but all the time
in the world for our enemies.
- Leon Uris

I have written on all sorts of subjects...
yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs,
all the Tories, and all the Christians.
- David Hume

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities.
The loved and the rich need no protection:
they have many friends and few enemies.
- Wendell Phillips

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.

No people in history have ever survived who thought
they could protect their freedom by making themselves
inoffensive to their enemies.
- Dean Acheson

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

I bring out the worst in my enemies and that's how
I get them to defeat themselves.
- Roy M. Cohn

The French and the British are such good enemies that
they can't resist being friends.
- Peter Ustinov

Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention
that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department.
Certainly I have made fewer enemies,
but that isn't very difficult.
- Arthur Miller

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

Enemies are so stimulating.
- Katharine Hepburn

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

Pick your enemies carefully or you'll never make it in Los Angeles.
- Rona Barrett

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

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

I can't afford a whole new set of enemies.
- Cecil Beaton


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