Quotes about Enemies

"Forgive your enemies, but first get even."

Lester Cole (June 19, 1904 - August 15, 1985) was an American screenwriter.


"He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies."

William Hazlitt (10 April 1778 – 18 September 1830) was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as a grammarian and philosopher. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language.


"It is not enough for me to win. My enemies must lose."

David Merrick (November 27, 1911 – April 25, 2000) was a prolific Tony Award-winning American theatrical producer


"We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction."

Aesop or Esop (620-564 BC) known for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was by tradition born a slave and was a contemporary of Croesus and Solon in the mid-6th century BC in ancient Greece.


"If you don't have enemies, you don't have character."

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor.


"Time should make enemies and Life should make friends."

Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967) was an influential American publisher. He launched and closely supervised a stable of magazines that transformed journalism and the reading habits of upscale Americans.


"Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies."

Leon Marcus Uris (August 3, 1924 – June 21, 2003.) was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels.


"Friends are sometimes boring, but enemies never."

Mason Cooley (1927 – July 25, 2002) was an American aphorist known for his witty aphorisms.


"Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies to exert internal control over their own people."

Richard Norman Perle (born 16 September 1941) is an American political advisor and lobbyist who worked for the Reagan administration and under the Bush Administration.


"Always keep your friends close, but your enemies keep closer."

J. Wallace Day (-)