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It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
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.
I greatly fear some of America's greatest and most dangerous enemies are such as think themselves her best friends.
Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I'm not treating my opponent like my enemy. We're doing a job to entertain people.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
Space is as infinite as we can imagine, and expanding this perspective is what adjusts humankind focus on conquering our true enemies, the formidable foes: ignorance and limitation.
If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.
We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
We need a foreign policy that distinguishes America's friends from her enemies, and recognizes the true threats that we face.
People like leaders who look like they are dominant, optimistic, friendly to their friends, and quick on the trigger when it comes to enemies. They like boldness and despise the appearance of timidity and protracted doubt.
The enemy of human happiness as well as the cause of poverty and starvation is not the birth of children. It is the failure of people to do with the earth what God could teach them to do if only they would ask and then obey, for they are agents unto themselves.
Henry B. Eyring
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
Better is the enemy of good.
It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that's where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.
Nothing binds a people to their leader like a common enemy. Voters don't change governments during war.
But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.
Orson Scott Card
Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.
We need a common enemy to unite us.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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