55 Best Quotes about Enemies

Enemies Quote of the Day

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Martin Luther King Jr

The wise learn many things from their enemies. - Aristophanes , Greek Poet

I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists. - Nelson Mandela

Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve. - Tammy Baldwin, Politician

Freedom Quotes, Great Quotes, Democracy Quotes, Hope Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes, Security Quotes


The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies. - Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader

Control Quotes, Chaos Quotes

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have. - Abraham Lincoln, American President

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln, American President

When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations. - Joseph Addison, Writer

Circumstances Quotes, Innovation Quotes, Men Quotes

The military is faithful to the constitution. They will come in only to protect the people from the enemies of the state. - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo , Statesman

Faith Quotes

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. - Abraham Lincoln, American President

Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations. - Lord Byron, Poet

Love Quotes

Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters. - Raymond Aron , Philosopher

Knowledge Quotes, Future Quotes

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. - Benjamin Franklin, American Politician

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Love Quotes, Knowledge Quotes

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. - Ambrose Bierce, American Journalist

Failure Quotes, Doubt Quotes

The last of our enemies is laid low. - Clement Attlee, Leader

The prescription for endless war poses a far greater danger to Americans than perceived enemies do, for reasons the terrorist organisations understand very well. - Noam Chomsky

American Quotes, Great Quotes, Anger Quotes, War Quotes

Greetings and death to our enemies. - Dan Aykroyd, Comedian

Death Quotes

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. - Mahatma Gandhi

Sacrifice Quotes

Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead. - Ambrose Bierce, American Journalist

Ambition Quotes, Desire Quotes

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. - John F. Kennedy

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. - Jesus Christ

Love Quotes, Evil Quotes, Heaven Quotes

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. - Mahatma Gandhi

Understanding Quotes, Anger Quotes, Tolerance Quotes

Let my enemies devour each other. - Salvador Dali, Artist

Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can't. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Statesman

Action Quotes, Time Quotes

If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life. - Honore de Balzac

Life Quotes, Spring Quotes

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Life Quotes

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive. - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Statesman

Great Quotes, Praise Quotes, Readiness Quotes, Worth Quotes

No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies. - Dean Acheson, Statesman

Freedom Quotes, Thought Quotes, History Quotes

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. - Vanna Bonta, Novelist

Ignorance Quotes, Perspective Quotes, Imitation Quotes

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. - Will Rogers, Actor

Mind Quotes

We experience problem-solving sessions as war zones, we view competing ideas as enemies, and we use problems as weapons to blame and defeat opposition forces. No wonder we can't come up with real lasting solutions! - Margaret J. Wheatley

Experience Quotes, Problems Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Blame Quotes, Ideas Quotes, Problem Solving Quotes, War Quotes

Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother! - Honore de Balzac

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction. - Aesop, Greek Author

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. - Martin Luther King Jr

Love Quotes, Action Quotes, Evil Quotes

Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults. - Antisthenes , Philosopher

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies. - Wendell Phillips

Love Quotes, Rich Quotes, Minorities Quotes

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes. - Antisthenes , Philosopher

Attention Quotes, Mistakes Quotes

Why should Iran have a deterrent strategy? Well, it's surrounded by hostile enemies. Both of its borders have been under occupation by a hostile superpower, the United States, which is constantly violating the U.N. charter by leaving open what they call the saying, 'all options are open' - meaning the threat of war. - Noam Chomsky

Strategy Quotes, Power Quotes

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons. - C. S. Lewis, Author

Logic Quotes

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Martin Luther King Jr

Silence Quotes

In most cases, cables are marked secret not because the U.S. requires it but because those speaking to us - the foreign leaders across the table - do. They are not keeping secrets from us, but from two other groups: their enemies and their subjects. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people. - Anton Chekhov, Russian Dramatist

Love Quotes

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous. - Edmund Burke, Statesman

Anger Quotes, Hope Quotes, Law Quotes, Power Quotes

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends. - Charles Caleb Colton, Writer

No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person's enemies say about him. - Napoleon Hill

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies. - Kahlil Gibran

Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves. - Arrian , Historian

Anger Quotes, Men Quotes, War Quotes

Cheney is a terrorist. He terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens here at home indiscriminately. - Alec Baldwin, American Actor

And God knows I needed to be forgiven. So I had to forgive everybody. And then God - as I read in the word, you're supposed to pray for your enemies. Try that one on. - Jim Bakker, Celebrity

God Quotes

As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Men Quotes

5 Top quotes about Enemies by Oscar Wilde

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. - Oscar Wilde

Character Quotes, Choice Quotes

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies. - Oscar Wilde

Choice Quotes

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde

An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him. - Oscar Wilde

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends. - Oscar Wilde