Quotes about Enemies

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?"

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.


"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22,1963) often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.


"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."

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.


"Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies."

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"You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks."

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"Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be bastards."

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"I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my goddamned friends, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights! "

Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States, from 1921 until his death in 1923.


"Treat your friend as if he will one day be your enemy, and your enemy as if he will one day be your friend."

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"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend."

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.


"The enemies you make by taking a decided stand generally have more respect for you than the friends you make by being on the fence."

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