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Good is the enemy of great.
Gone are the days when the upper classes were terrified of the angry mob wanting to smash their skulls and confiscate their properties. Now their biggest enemy is the army of lazy bums, whose lifestyle of indolence and hedonism, financed by crippling taxes on the rich, is sucking the lifeblood out of the economy.
All are my friends. I have no enemies.
It's customary when great events happen that the U.S. punishes its friends and rewards its enemies.
This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of 'cowards' perpetuating 'senseless acts of violence' is complacent nonsense. People willing to kill thousands of innocents while they kill themselves are not cowards. They are deadly vicious warriors and need to be treated as such.
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone.
CEOs hate variance. It's the enemy. Variance in customer service is bad. Variance in quality is bad. CEOs love processes that are standardized, routinized, predictable. Stamping out variance makes a complex job a bit less complex.
Benefit your friends; make sure your enemies suffer from being your enemies.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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