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Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
I am more afraid of alcohol than of all the bullets of the enemy.
It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it is not fought on U.S. soil.
Chester W. Nimitz
The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
It is wrong to make anyone into an enemy; it is wrong to scare the people of one's own country with that enemy and try to rally some allies on that basis.
Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit.
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
Bryant H. McGill
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
When you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, then what value does that place on love?
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.
Ulysses S. Grant
Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide, and, at last, they will come together. Throw two planets into space, and they will fall one on the other. Place two enemies in the midst of a crowd, and they will inevitably meet; it is a fatality, a question of time; that is all.
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
As Governor of my country, I have been an enemy to its enemies; I have slain the English; I have mortally opposed the English King; I have stormed and taken the towns and castles which he unjustly claimed as his own.
Our enemy is not Islam. Islam is not the enemy of America; Americans are not the enemy of Islam. Our real enemy is extremism and radicalism.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
I've always disliked kamikazes, that is, people who commit suicide in order to kill others. Starting with the Japanese ones from World War II. I never considered them Pietro Miccas who torch the powder and go up with the citadel in order to block the arrival of the enemy troops at Torino. I never considered them soldiers.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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