Enemy quotes

  • Beautifully shot, impeccably paced, it was a clear, unrelenting look at the National Trust, its friends and enemies, and it makes you want to burn your passport and beg the Luftwaffe to have another go.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Enemy #Looks #Television

  • The science of booby-trapping has taken a good deal of the fun out of following hot on the enemy's heels.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Fun #Taken #Enemy

  • Look for the enemies of Medicare, of higher minimum wages, of Social Security, of federal aid to education and there you will find the enemy of the Negro, the coalition of Dixiecrats and reactionary Republicans that seek to dominate the Congress.
    -- A. Philip Randolph

    #Enemy #Minimum Wage #Looks

  • Even if my country remains in war with yours. . .remember. . . i am not your enemy.
    -- A.J. Cronin

    #Country #War #Enemy

  • I am still bullied occasionally. However, none of my current bullies really exist. They’re all in my head. Be your own best friend instead of your worst enemy.
    -- Abiola Abrams

    #Bully #Enemy #Bullied

  • Destroy your enemy by making him your friend.
    -- Abraham Lincoln


  • I never encourage deceit, and falsehood, especially if you have got a bad memory, is the worst enemy a fellow can have. The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Memories #Lying #Enemy

  • The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Friendship #Loss #Enemy

  • Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend?
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Inspiring #Enemy #Made

  • The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Numbers #Enemy #Islam

  • Never abandon the possibility of attack. Attack even from a position of inferiority, to disrupt the enemy's plans. This often results in improving one's own position.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Enemy #Inferiority #Possibility

  • Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Oil #Smell #Enemy

  • Our strategy is to destroy the enemy from within, to conquer him through himself.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Military #Enemy #Dictator

  • We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Responsibility #Enemy #Salary

  • Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Military #War #Enemy

  • I saw my enemies in Munich, and they are worms.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #War #Enemy #World

  • I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not "Don't, whatever you do, annoy the enemy." My motto is "Destroy him by all and any means." I am the one who will wage the war!
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #War #Mean #Enemy

  • How to achieve the moral breakdown of the enemy before the war has started - that is the problem that interests me. Whoever has experienced war at the front will want to refrain from all avoidable bloodshed.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #War #Enemy #Want

  • I know I have plenty of enemies, but I'd rather be the most-hated winning coach in the country than the most-popular losing one.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Country #Winning #Enemy

  • A defeat in war is not the greatest of all evils; but when the defeat has been inflicted by enemies who are not worthy of you, then the calamity is doubled.
    -- Aeschines

    #War #Evil #Enemy

  • There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Hate #Hands #Enemy

  • A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
    -- Aesop

    #Men #Feel Good #Enemy

  • You will only injure yourself if you take notice of despicable enemies.
    -- Aesop

    #Hate #Enemy

  • We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
    -- Aesop

    #Mean #Giving #Enemy

  • The Spartans do not enquire how many the enemy are, but where they are.
    -- Agis II

    #Military #Enemy

  • Friends die one by one, but so, thank God, do enemies.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Enemy #Thank God

  • But settled things were enemies to me and soon lost their newness and color. The unknown called.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Adventure #Color #Enemy

  • It's customary when great events happen that the U.S. punishes its friends and rewards its enemies.
    -- Ahmed Chalabi

    #Enemy #Events #Rewards

  • America betrays its friends. It sets them up and betrays them. I'd rather be America's enemy.
    -- Ahmed Chalabi

    #America #Enemy #Betray

  • We did not fight the Americans or the Europeans. We fight only the Israeli enemy that took our homes and homeland.
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Home #Fighting #Enemy

  • Complacency is the deadly enemy of spiritual progress. The contented soul is the stagnant soul.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Spiritual #Soul #Enemy

  • Do not allow the enemy of your soul to rob you of that unique quality God has breathed into you.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Unique #Soul #Enemy

  • There is a rule of Sharia: If the enemy wants to suppress you, you are supposed to put up a strong resistance.
    -- Akhmad Kadyrov

    #Strong #Enemy #Want

  • An enemy of innovation could be your own sales force.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Business #Innovation #Enemy

  • Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Real #War #Enemy

  • There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Father #Enemy #Rooms

  • For a politics of emancipation, the enemy that is to be feared most is not repression at the hands of the established order. It is the interiority of nihilism, and the unbounded cruelty that can come with its emptiness.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Hands #Order #Enemy

  • To one's enemies: "I hate myself more than you ever could.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Hate #Enemy #I Hate Myself

  • I am often thought of as being remarkably bright, and yet my brains, more often than not, are busily devising new and interesting ways of bringing my enemies to sudden, gagging, writhing, agonizing death.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Interesting #Brain #Enemy

  • As they were during the Cold War, urban population centers remain the most likely targets of a nuclear attack. Now, however, an attack may come without warning from an unknown enemy, to achieve unclear motives.
    -- Alan Cranston

    #War #Enemy #Population

  • We ought to be more focused on enemies without than preoccupied with finding them within.
    -- Alan Wolfe

    #Enemy #Politics #Findings

  • Powerful, yes, that is the word that I constantly rolled on my tongue, I dreamed of absolute power, the kind that forces others tokneel, that forces the enemy to capitulate, finally converting him, and the more the enemy is blind, cruel, sure of himself, buried in his conviction, the more his admission proclaims the royalty of he who has brought on his defeat.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Powerful #Enemy #Tongue

  • I have made some enemies. My enemies in the southern states consisted of those who oppressed the black slave. My enemies in the north are among those who would perpetuate the slavery of the wage workers
    -- Albert Parsons

    #Southern #Black #Enemy

  • The great enemy of morality is indifference.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Enemy #Morality #Indifference

  • In my judgement, this new paradigm renders obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning of enemy prisoners and renders quaint some of its provisions.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Judgement #Enemy #Politics

  • O, God assist our side: at least, avoid assisting the enemy and leave the rest to me
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #War #Enemy #Sides

  • The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Enemy #Literature #Anarchy

  • Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Powerful #Enemy #Democracy

  • One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Punishment #Enemy #Suffering

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

    #Home #Enemy #Citizens

  • Conditions to the north of us, in the Voronezh and Steppe Fronts zone of action, and our offensive on Kharkov demands that we not lose time and we commit all forces so that we can draw off as many divisions as possible from Kharkov. And even if we do not draw them off, at least we will not give Manstein the ability to take any of his units from our part of the front. If we attract one or two German tank divisions - it will be the best contribution to the defeat of the enemy in the south.
    -- Aleksandr Vasilevsky

    #Two #Giving #Enemy

  • Fear is the mortal enemy of creativity, innovation, and happiness.
    -- Alex Bogusky

    #Creativity #Innovation #Enemy

  • Never completely encircle your enemy. Leave him some escape, for he will fight even more desperately if trapped.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Fighting #Enemy

  • Damaging the enemy financially is fair game.
    -- Alex Pacheco

    #Games #Enemy #Fair Game

  • It's incredible how much stamina you can find when you're fighting and enemy in battle, even if that enemy is just in your imagination.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Fighting #Imagination #Enemy

  • Americans rouse - be unanimous, be virtuous, be firm, exert your courage, trust in Heaven, and nobly defy the enemies both of God and man!
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Heaven #Enemy

  • A king may be a tool, a thing of straw; but if he serves to frighten our enemies, and secure our property, it is well enough; a scarecrow is a thing of straw, but it protects the corn.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Kings #Enemy #Tools

  • Fight the enemy with the weapons he lacks.
    -- Alexander Suvorov

    #Fighting #Enemy #Weapons

  • To surprise the enemy is to defeat him.
    -- Alexander Suvorov

    #Enemy #Defeat #Surprise

  • As long as the enemy fights he must be beaten relentlessly, but a defeated enemy and especially the civilian population must be treated generously.
    -- Alexander Suvorov

    #Fighting #Long #Enemy

  • When the enemy is driven back, we have failed, and when he is cut off, encircled and dispersed, we have succeeded.
    -- Alexander Suvorov

    #War #Cutting #Enemy

  • Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.
    -- Alexander the Great

    #Men #Enemy #Wish

  • One's style holds one, thankfully, at bay from the enemies of it but not from the stupid crucifixions by those who must willfully misunderstand it.
    -- Alexander Theroux

    #Stupid #Style #Enemy

  • A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Men #Doubt #Enemy

  • Truly generous men are always ready to become sympathetic when their enemy’s misfortune surpasses the limits of their hatred.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Men #Hatred #Enemy

  • Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Enemy #Comfort #Syphilis

  • Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Food #Wine #Enemy

  • Other nations of different habits are not enemies: they are godsends. Men require of their neighbours something sufficiently akin to be understood, something sufficiently different to provoke attention, and something great enough to command admiration. We must not expect, however, all the virtues.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Men #Enemy #Different

  • War, once declared, must be waged offensively, aggressively. The enemy must not be fended off; but smitten down. You may then spare him every exaction, relinquish every gain, but „til then he must be struck incessantly and remorselessly.
    -- Alfred Thayer Mahan

    #War #Enemy #Gains

  • There are certain things in a man that have to be won, not forced; inspired, not compelled. Among these are many, I should say most, of the things that constitute the good life. All are essential to democracy. All are proof against its enemies.
    -- Alfred Whitney Griswold

    #Good Life #Men #Enemy

  • It is better to listen to a wise enemy than to seek counsel from a foolish friend.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Wise #Enemy #Foolish

  • Wealth tends to create enemies, whereas knowledge tends to warm hearts.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Islamic #Heart #Enemy

  • The honor of about 30 million votes remains with the Iranian nation and no enemy scheme would take away this dignity and honor from the Iranian nation.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Enemy #Honor #Dignity

  • Islam's biggest enemy is the Quran. If people learn what is in that book, Islam will be finished.
    -- Ali Sina

    #Book #People #Enemy

  • Error is indeed our enemy, but it alone points to the truth and therefore deserves our respectful treatment.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Errors #Tolerance #Enemy

  • Lies," Mr Solomon said the next morning as he walked into the classroom. "We tell them to our friends," he said. "We tell them to our enemies. And eventually...we tell them to ourselves.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Morning #Lying #Enemy

  • An essential part of the magic involves turning everyone into an enemy, to ward off surprises.
    -- Alma Guillermoprieto

    #Magic #Enemy #Essentials

  • Wine is like women. It tempts you; it comforts you; it confuses you and can even turn on you when you least expect it. It can be your friend one day and your enemy the next.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Wine #Enemy #One Day

  • Best friends make the worst enemies, they know all your secrets and how to hurt you the most.
    -- Alyson Noel

    #Hurt #Secret #Enemy

  • OVATION, n. n ancient Rome, a definite, formal pageant in honor of one who had been disserviceable to the enemies of the nation. A lesser "triumph."
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Rome #Enemy #Honor

  • CALLOUS, adj. Gifted with great fortitude to bear the evils afflicting another. When Zeno was told that one of his enemies was no more he was observed to be deeply moved. "What!" said one of his disciples, "you weep at the death of an enemy?" "Ah, 'tis true," replied the great Stoic; "but you should see me smile at the death of a friend.".
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Evil #Death Of A Friend #Enemy

  • When you are ill make haste to forgive your enemies, for you may recover.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Forgiving #Enemy #Haste

  • Contempt; the feeling of a prudent man for an enemy who is too formidable safely to be opposed.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Men #Feelings #Enemy

  • General," said the commander of the delinquent brigade, "I am persuaded that any further display of valor by my troops will bring them into collision with the enemy.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Funny #Military #Enemy

  • If the flag of an armed enemy of the U.S. is allowed to fly over government buildings, then it implies that slavery, or at least the threat of slavery, is sanctioned by that government and can still legally exist.
    -- Amiri Baraka

    #Government #Enemy #Flags

  • I count myself really fortunate that I have some lifelong friends. The best thing about a friend is when you are being your own worst enemy a friend can help snap you out of it.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Enemy #Helping #Worst

  • I don't argue with my enemies; I explain to their children.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Children #Enemy #Arguing

  • Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Inspirational #Enemy #Retreat

  • There is no weapon in the end as difficult to overcome as the tongue of an enemy.
    -- Andre Norton

    #Enemy #Overcoming #Speech

  • The enemy is at the gate. It is a question of life and death.
    -- Andrei Zhdanov

    #War #Life And Death #Enemy

  • Random? You'€™d almost think we were dealing with an identifiable enemy motivated by a distinct ideology that is drawn verbatim from a particular belief system'€™s scriptures. Nah . . .
    -- Andrew C. McCarthy

    #Thinking #Enemy #Scripture

  • The cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God.
    -- Andrew Dickson White

    #Humility #Enemy #Doctrine

  • His [Turgot's] first important literary and scholastic effort was a treatise On the Existence of God. Few fragments of it remain, but we are helped to understand him when we learn that he asserted, and to the end of his life maintained, his belief in an Almighty Creator and Upholder of the Universe. It did, indeed, at a later period suit the purposes of his enemies, exasperated by his tolerant spirit and his reforming plans, to proclaim him an atheist; but that sort of charge has been the commonest of missiles against troublesome thinkers in all times.
    -- Andrew Dickson White

    #Atheist #Effort #Enemy

  • Is it not a rather fantastic historical irony that the torture techniques that the North Vietnamese used against McCain that forced him to offer a videotaped false confession... are now the techniques the Bush administration is using to gain "intelligence" about terror networks. How is it possible to know that everything John McCain once said on videotape for the enemy was false, because it was coerced, and yet assert that everything we torture out of terror suspects using exactly the same techniques, is true?
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Historical #Enemy #Gains

  • Fear is an enemy that can be killed only at close range. The closest range of all is intimacy. The deeper the fear is embedded in one’s spirit, the more vulnerable it is.
    -- Andrew Vachss

    #Enemy #Spirit #Vulnerable

  • Victimizers of children are the enemies of any so-called society.
    -- Andrew Vachss

    #Children #Enemy

  • My biggest enemy is me and even I can't stop me
    -- Andy Mineo


  • Complexity is the enemy of clarity
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Enemy #Clarity #Complexity

  • Pornographers are the enemies of women only because our contemporary ideology of ***** does not encompass the possibility of change, as if we were the slaves of history and not its makers. . . . Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Historical #Enemy #Doe

  • Death is no enemy, but the foundation of gratitude, sympathy, and art. Of all life's pleasures, only love owes no debt to death.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Gratitude #Art #Enemy