Quotes with enemy
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror and force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual.
Statement, England, September 15, 1933
Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?
Why should we be closer to the Soviets? Because the Americans have challenged us. America is involved in a conspiracy [against the Arab world], primarily because of its policy toward Israel. In our view, whoever is against the Americans stands with us. The enemy of your enemy is your friend.
Interview in Time (April 9, 1979)
Leave nothing to invite the enemy to return.... Let the valley be left so that crows flying over it will have to carry their rations long with them.
Instructions for Gen. Philip Sheridan for his invasion of the Shenandoah Valley in northwestern Virginia (1864).
Perhaps myself the first, at some expense of popularity, to unfold the true character of Jefferson, it is too late for me to become his apologist. Nor can I have any disposition to do it. I admit that his politics are tinctured with fanaticism, that he is too much in earnest in his democracy, that he has been a mischievous enemy to the principle measures of our past administration, that he is crafty & persevering in his objects, that he is not scrupulous about the means of success, nor very mindful of truth, and that he is a contemptible hypocrite.
The difference between faith and superstition is that the first uses reason to go as far as it can, and then makes the jump; the second shuns reason entirely — which is why superstition is not the ally, but the enemy, of true religion.
Strictly Personal (1953)
Ambiguity is the enemy. Any successful change requires a translation of ambiguous goals into concrete behaviors. In short, to make a switch, you need to script the critical moves.
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (2010)
All history teaches that no enemy is so insignificant as to be despised and neglected by any power, however formidable.
Art of War. Originally published in 1862.
Military science rests upon principles which can never be safely violated in the presence of an active and skillful enemy.
Art of War. Originally published in 1862.
There is no avoiding war, it can only be postponed to the advantage of your enemy.
Appeared in the movie Revolver.
You don't have a peaceful revolution. You don't have a turn-the-other-cheek revolution. There's no such thing as a nonviolent revolution. The only kind of revolution that's nonviolent is the Negro revolution. The only revolution based on loving your enemy is the Negro revolution.
Message to the Grass Roots speech (November 10, 1963)
We are confident that we can penetrate any enemy defenses with our missiles. We know that we are more than the equal of any nation in the world.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into tyranny.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril.
We had to fight the enemy without in the Falklands. We always have to be aware of the enemy within, which is much more difficult to fight and more dangerous to liberty.
On the 1984-85 miners' strike
The worst possible enemy to society is that man...is cut loose in his standards of judgment from the past; and universities which train men to use their minds without carefully establishing the connection of their thought with that of the past, are instruments of social destruction.
Your friends are close, but your enemy is closer.
The Road to Suicide, pg 1 line 2. Appeared in the movie Revolver.
The only real enemy to have ever existed is an eternal one.
The Road to Suicide, pg 1 line 1. Appeared in the movie Revolver.