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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.
I'm a very tough guy, and I fight hard, and I don't give up. And that makes me friends and that makes me enemies, and I know that.
I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself.
The minute the church and pastors start saying what do people want and then giving it to them, we betray our calling. We're called to have people follow Jesus. We're called to have people learn how to forgive their enemies.
Eugene H. Peterson
We've never thought too deeply about the roles things like forgetting or partisanship or inefficiency or ambiguity or hypocrisy play in our political or social life. It's been impossible to get rid of them, so we took them for granted, and we kind of thought, naively, that they're always the enemy.
Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone.
It is right to endure with resignation what the gods send, and to face one's enemies with courage.
Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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