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Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror and force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual. statement, England, September 15, 1933
I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous -- a man who brutalizes people. But you love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change -- and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it -- at which point they can become human too.
It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - from lack of character.
It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
He drew a circle that shut me out -Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in.
There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.
Listen to your enemy, for God is talking.
John F. Kennedy:
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.:
We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, jr.:
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends
Mohandas K. Gandhi:
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends,...they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
Last guys don't finish nice.
Sir Francis Bacon:
We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.
Thich Nhat Hanh:
In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.
An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.