Attributed, collected in The Words of Martin Luther King.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.Mahatma Gandhi
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.antisthenes
But a companion and a friend shall be turned to an enemy.
If you wou'd be reveng'd of your enemy, govern your self.Benjamin Franklin
You and I were long friends; you are now my enemy, and I am yours.
It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
Now the trumpet summons us again not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need not as a call to battle, though embattled we are but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation" a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself.
He who forgiveth, and is reconciled unto his enemy, shall receive his reward from God; for he loveth not the unjust doers.
The only 'natural enemies' are those who take one’s very nature as an offence.
I have political enemies, of course men who, influenced by party feeling, are not above attacking methods and possibly my official reputation; but personal ones wretches willing to stab me in my homelife and affections, that I can not believe. My life has been as an open book. I have harmed no man knowingly and, as far as I know, no man has ever cherished a wish to injure me.
Be advis'd; Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot That it do singe yourself: we may outrun, By violent swiftness, that which we run at, And lose by over-running.william shakespeare
I do believe, Induced by potent circumstances, that You are mine enemy; and make my challenge You shall not be my judge.william shakespeare
That you have many enemies, that know not Why they are so, but, like to village-curs, Bark when their fellows do.william shakespeare
I have beheld no day since the commencement of hostilities that I have thought her liberties in such eminent danger as at present. Friends and foes seem now to combine to pull down the goodly fabric as we have hitherto been raising at the expence of so much time, blood, and treasure; and unless the bodies politick will exert themselves to bring things back to first principles, correct abuses, and punish our internal foes, inevitable ruin must follow.
We love him for the enemies he has made.
Every man is his own greatest enemy, and as it were his own executioner.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.ralph waldo emerson
Our enemies will tell the rest with pleasure.
He has no enemy, you say; My friend your boast is poor, He who hath mingled in the fray Of duty that the brave endure Must have made foes. If he has none Small is the work that he has done. He has hit no traitor on the hip; Has cast no cup from perjured lip; Has never turned the wrong to right; Has been a coward in the fight.
Les dons d'un ennemi leur semblainte trop à craindre.voltaire
Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much.oscar wilde
Keep your friends close, and your enemies on the guest list.Tyler Joseph
Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.Matt Lucas
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