Quotes: enemy

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  • Francis Maitland Balfour
    Francis Maitland Balfour
    British biologist 1851-1882
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    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.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
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    Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid.
  • Machiavelli
    Machiavelli
    Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
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    I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.
  • Saul Alinsky
    Saul Alinsky
    American community organizer and writer 1909-1972
    Saul Alinsky
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    Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
    Plato
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    They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    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.
  • Walt Kelly
    Walt Kelly
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    We have meet the enemy; and he is us.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
    Henry Fielding
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    Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain
    American singer, songwriter, and musician 1967-1994
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    A friend is nothing but a known enemy.
  • Mario Puzo
    Mario Puzo
    American author, screenwriter and journalist 1920-1999
    Mario Puzo
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    A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.
    Source: De Peetvader p. 391
  • A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
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