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A friend is nothing but a known enemy.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
Surround yourself with the right people, and realize your own worth. Honestly, there are enough bad people out there in the world - you don't need to be your own worst enemy.
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.
Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and you know Earth, you may make your victory complete.
If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.
Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies. I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my energies and drove me in new directions.
E. O. Wilson
Be careful in dealing with a man who cares nothing for comfort or promotion, but is simply determined to do what he believes to be right. He is a dangerous uncomfortable enemy, because his body, which you can always conquer, gives you little purchase upon his soul.
I really try to put myself in uncomfortable situations. Complacency is my enemy.
I am more afraid of alcohol than of all the bullets of the enemy.
Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
I hate cameras. I hate cameras and I hate camera phones. The camera's my worst enemy and my best friend. It's the way I convey my emotions to the world without saying a word, so I use it. People always say, 'You come alive as soon as the camera's on!'
Our work for human dignity is often lonely, and almost always an uphill climb. At times, our efforts are misunderstood, and we are mistaken for the enemy. There has been a clear erosion of respect for U.N. blue and our impartiality.
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Instead of looking outside of ourselves and counting potential enemies, fasting summons us to turn our glance inward, and to take the measure of our greatest challenge: the self, the ego, in our own eyes and as others see us.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
When I grew up, the Devil was a reason why I had a headache or the Devil was the reason I got mad today. We always blamed the Devil. I think today when I say the Enemy, I like to make it broader. Sometimes the Enemy can be our own thoughts.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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