Quotes About Enemies

Forget your opponents; always play against par.
Sam Snead

You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.
Booker T. Washington

All our foes are mortal.
Paul Valéry

The space in a needle’s eye is sufficient for two friends, but the whole world is scarcely big enough to hold two enemies.
Ibn Gabirol

The opposition is indispensable.  A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters.
Walter Lippmann

Man’s chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces pent up within him.
Ernest Jones

The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles’s own plumes.  We often give our enemies the means of our destruction.

He that is not with me is against me.
Matthew 12:30

When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I’m slipping.
Maria Callas

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
Baltasar Gracian

Even a paranoid has some real enemies.
Henry A. Kissinger

I bring out the worst in my enemies and that’s how I get them to defeat themselves.
Roy Cohn

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde

As the sutra says, a parasite in the lion’s bowels will devour the lion. A man of great fortune cannot be ruined by his enemies, but only by those close to him.
Nichiren Daishonin

One may smile, and smile, and smile, and be a villain.
William Shakespeare

Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
Benjamin Franklin

A man with a career can have no time to waste upon his wife and friends; he has to devote it wholly to his enemies.
John Hobbes

We have met the enemy, and he is us.
Walt Kelley

Who can refute a sneer?
William Paley

I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

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

Do de other feller, befo’ he do you.
James David Corrothers

I like to have a real enemy to fight.  It gives me something I can get my teeth into.
Baroness Phillips

Enemies to me are the sauce piquante to my dish of life.
Elsa Maxwell



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