No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy. Not when the enemy is me.
A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind.
It is better to decide a difference between enemies than friends, for one of our friends will certainly become an enemy and one of our enemies a friend.
Some, by admiring other men’s virtues, become enemies to their own vices.
Resentment is like taking poison in hopes that your enemy will die.
It doesn’t matter how good the enemy’s weapons are. If he can’t see you, he can’t hit you. Cover, cover, cover. Make sure you’re never exposed.
When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity.
Art hath an enemy call’d ignorance .
The savage hatred I feel for crowds is getting worse, natural enemies that they are of imagination and of thought.
Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us!
Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.
Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!
All people should disclose whether they submit to Allah or not. Those who are against us are our enemies and must be fought. That includes people who call themselves Muslims but who don’t lead their lives as such – people who drink, who don’t pray, who don’t fast, who have constantly changing partners and who are unable to recite the Koran.
The French are always reticent to surrender to the wishes of their friends and always more than willing to surrender to the wishes of their enemies.
In Hollywood gratitude is Public Enemy Number One.
I have long been profoundly convinced that in the very nature of things, employers and employees are partners, not enemies; that their interests are common not opposed; that in the long run the success of each is dependent upon the success of the other.
The most dangerous enemy in the world is the one you do not recognize.
Speak no ill of a friend, nor even of an enemy.
Youth is always an enemy to the old.
The U.S. should stop garrisoning the globe, subsidizing rich friends, and reconstructing poor enemies. Instead, it’s about time Washington focused on defending America and its people.
The perpetual enemy of faith in the true God is not atheism (the claim that there is no God), but rather Gnosticism (the claim that God is known).
The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same.