Wordy Wednesday: Enemies

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“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
― Abraham Lincoln

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
― Napoléon Bonaparte

“I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.”
― Oscar Wilde

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

“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”
― Frank Sinatra

“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”
― Baltasar Gracián

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

“A man with no enemies is a man with no character.”
― Paul Newman

“The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.”
― Laurell K. Hamilton

“Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. ‘The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies.’ (Luther).”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“To be successful you need friends and to be very successful you need enemies.”
― Sidney Sheldon

“It’s not about going around trying to stir up trouble. As long as you’re honest and you articulate what you believe to be true, somebody somewhere will become your enemy whether you like it or not.”
― Criss Jami

“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.”
― Aesop

“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“It is a good man who stands up for his friends, but an honorable man who stands up for his enemies.”
― Violet Haberdasher

“How many of us have conflicts with someone else- and how many of us pray for that person? We have individuals with whom we are competitive, or whom we dislike or have a quarrel with; but very few of us have true enemies in the martial sense. And yet if Lincoln could pray fervently- and contemporary reports indicate he did- for the people who were opposing him, how much more can we do for someone we just find a little irritating?”
― John Wooden

“The enemies of your enemies are not always your friends, but they can still be useful.”
― James D. Sass

“Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.”
― William Shakespeare

“You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do no bother yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life clear.”
― Victor Hugo

“When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend”
― William Blake

“Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home.”
― Sun Tzu

“These three ladies disliked and distrusted one another as heartily as the First Triumvirate of Rome, and their close alliance was probably for the same reason.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“Wrong. Enemies don’t fight with such determined passion. That kind of focus is reserved for friends at odds with one another.”
― Heather Brewer

“Hate is your enemy; you must defeat it! Anger is your enemy; you must defeat it! Violence is your enemy; you must defeat it! Death is your enemy; you must defeat it! Know well your real enemies!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“The quickest way a person can defame your character is by taking something you said out of context. But Fear Not. Everyone that was ever Anyone always had their words taken out of context. If you can’t handle having your words twisted up, then leadership is not for you. Leadership is reserved for the ‪brave‬.”
― Tiffany Winfree

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