Quotes about Enemies

"If you want to make enemies, try to change something."

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States. A leader of the Progressive Era, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913.


"It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head."

Sally Kempton (-) is nationally recognized as a master teacher of meditation and tantric philosophy.


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

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his many epigrams, his plays which are still revived, and the tragedy of his imprisonment and early death.


"You can discover what your enemies fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you."

Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American social writer and philosopher. He produced ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 by President of the United States Ronald Reagan.


"It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief, enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best."

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873) was an English politician, poet, playwright, and prolific novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune.


"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."

Muhammad Anwar El Sadat, or Anwar El Sadat (25 December 1918 – 6 October 1981) was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalists on 6 October 1981.


"A wise man gets more use from his enemies, than a fool from his friends."

Baltasar Gracián y Morales (January 8, 1601 – December 6,1658) was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer.


"The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies, but also to hate his friends."

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.


"An eye for an eye makes the world blind."

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Gandhi is often referred to as Mahatma Gandhi He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.


"A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have."

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union, ending slavery, and rededicating the nation to nationalism, equal rights, liberty and democracy.