We have met the enemy, and it is us.
Pogo, Walt Kelly
I destroy my enemy when
I make him my friend.
There is no little enemy.
The friend of my enemy is my enemy.
With friends like this,
who needs enemies?
It is impossible for one person
to know another so well that
he can dispense with belief.
The quarrels of friends are
the opportunities of foes.
The reason grandparents and
grandchildren get along so well is
that they have a common enemy.
It is easier to forgive an enemy
than to forgive a friend.
He hasn't an enemy in the world -
but all his friends hate him.
You can discover what your enemy
fears most by observing the
means he uses to frighten you.
I do not regret one professional
enemy I have made. Any actor who
doesn't dare to make an enemy
should get out of the business.
It is hard to fight an enemy who
has outposts in your head.
We learn our virtues from our friends
who love us; our faults from the
enemy who hates us. We cannot easily
discover our real character from a
friend. He is a mirror, on which
the warmth of our breath impedes the
clearness of the reflection.
Mankind's worst enemy is fear of work.
Enemies promises were
made to be broken.
The worst tyrants are those which
establish themselves in our own breasts.
?William Ellery Channing
You shall judge a man by his foes
as well as by his friends.
Love your enemies just in case your friends
turn out to be a bunch of bastards.
?R A Dickson
I have met the enemy, and it
is the eyes of other people.
A wise man learns more from his enemies
than a fool from his friends.
I have no trouble with my enemies.
I can take care of my enemies all right.
But my damn friends. They're the ones that
keep me walking the floor nights!
?Warren Gamaliel Harding
Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature
and the dark forces put up within him.
Forgive your enemies, but
never forget their names.
?John F. Kennedy
Only enemies speak the truth.
Friends and lovers lie endlessly,
caught in the web of duty.
Our enemies come nearer the truth in
the opinions they form of us than
we do in our opinion of ourselves.
?Francois De La Rochefoucauld
There is no stronger bond of friendship
than a mutual enemy.
He who lives by fighting with an
enemy has an interest in the
preservation of the enemy's life.
Bear patiently with a rival.
Talk well of your friends and
of your enemies say nothing.
Was it a friend or foe that spread
these lies? Nay, who but infants
question in such wise, 'twas one
of my most intimate enemies.
?Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Remember, to them it is
us who are the enemy.
?N. F. Simpson
Convince an enemy, convince him
that he's wrong. To win a bloodless
battle, the victory is long. A simple
act of faith, reason over might. To
blow up his children
would only prove him right.
One enemy can do more hurt
than ten friends can do good.
In my life, I have prayed but one
prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies
ridiculous. And God granted it.