Quotes with enemies
A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself.
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
I would not kill my enemies, but I will make them get down on their knees. I will, I can, I must.
Quoted in Callas : The Art and the Life (1974)
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praise-worthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.
Some Reminiscences (1912)
Never explain — your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.
The Motto Book (1907)
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
We shall support whatever our enemies oppose and oppose whatever our enemies support.
The Little Red Book (1964)
Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter.
"Liberty and Democracy" in the Baltimore Evening Sun (April 13, 1925)
Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.
To be deceived by our enemies and betrayed by our friends is not to be borne; yet are we often content to be served so by ourselves.
We love those who hate our enemies, and if we had no enemies there would be very few people whom we should love.
What Desires Are Politically Important? (1950)
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
For every ten jokes, thou hast got a hundred enemies.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-1767)
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.
I'm there to do a job, not to make friends, but I'm not there to make enemies.
Interview with Rolling Stone, 6/18/2013
The power of a bold idea uttered publicly in defiance of dominant opinion cannot be easily measured. Those special people who speak out in such a way as to shake up not only the self-assurance of their enemies, but the complacency of their friends, are precious catalysts for change.
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train