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75 Enemy Quotes That Will Help You Understand Your Enemies

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This post has a great selection of enemy quotes by famous people that will inspire you.

Sometimes it can be difficult to avoid making enemies. However, we must learn how to deal with them.

Different people have different perspectives and may disagree with you.

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Top 10 Enemy Quotes

The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he’s on.

Joseph Heller
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Surround yourself with the right people, and realize your own worth. Honestly, there are enough bad people out there in the world. You don’t need to be your own worst enemy.

Lucy Hale
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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.

Mahatma Gandhi
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Enemies are people who’s story you haven’t heard, or who’s face you haven’t seen.

Irene Butter
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Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Napoleon Bonaparte
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Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.

Mao Zedong
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The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.

Laurell K. Hamilton
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Keep quiet and the enemy will reveal himself.

Bangambiki Habyarimana
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Enemies are either defeated, befriended or bypassed.

Stewart Stafford
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Sometimes the simplest solution out of conflict is becoming someone’s friend.

Shannon L. Alder
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Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. Ian Fleming

In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.

Orson Scott Card

Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.  Criss Jami

The enemies of your enemies are not always your friends, but they can still be useful. James D. Sass

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Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. Isaac Newton

The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all.

Lalah Delia

Friends may come and go but enemies accumulate. Jayne Ann Krentz

Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villain in every one of her books. Shannon L. Alder

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Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognizance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall. Michael Bassey Johnson

If video games have taught me anything, it’s that if you encounter enemies then you’re going the right way.

Ali G.

You will meet people in life who will just dislike you for no reason, not because there is anything wrong with you but because everything is going right for you. Until they master their own peace, they will always try to destroy yours. Keysha Jade

Your Worst Enemy Could Be Your Best Friend && Your Best Friend Your Worst Enemy. Bob Marley

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.

William Blake

I transform my enemy to a friend with my pen. Debasish Mridha

Friendship or enmity is everywhere an affair of time and circumstance. Thucydides

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Never Hate your enemies, they teach you lessons. Bharath Mamidoju

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.

Oscar Wilde

Your enemies cannot make you hate them, define you, or make you obsessively think about them, only you can do that. Carmine Savastano

Sometimes it’s best to let your opponent think he has control. Rae Carson

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Don’t fight with your enemy’s brains, fight with his heart. Bangambiki Habyarimana

True strength isn’t being able to knock your enemies down, it’s being able to hold yourself upright against their blows.

Toni Sorenson

Staying silent is like a slowgrowing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU. Shannon L. Alder

The life of the enemy. Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy’s staying alive. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

One of the most powerful lessons in life is to recognize that no one can give you power, and many people don’t want you to have it. You have to find the courage to seize it, own it and hold on. Shannon L. Alder

There’s ways you can trust an enemy you can’t always trust a friend. An enemy’s never going to betray your trust.

Daniel Abraham

You can learn from anyone even your enemy. Ovid

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect. Bryant H. McGill

If you have enemies, good that means you stood up for something. Eminem

People who are twofaced, usually forget which mask they are wearing at some point in their life.

Anthony T.Hincks

A genuine enemy is more useful than a fake friend. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

You cannot defeat an enemy you do not admit exists. Michael T. Flynn

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It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. Siddhārtha Gautama

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

Eric Hoffer

Love your enemies, for they tell you your Faults. Benjamin Franklin

A man with no enemies is a man with no character. Paul Newman

Quotes About Enemies

Seeing the enemy as human. A general’s ultimate nightmare. Sabaa Tahir

Never explain, your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Elbert Hubbard

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? Abraham Lincoln

I like to have powerful enemies. Makes me feel important. Leigh Bardugo

We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them. George Orwell

A bullet can kill the enemy, but a bullet can also produce an enemy, depending on whom that bullet strikes.

Tim O’Brien

He will never have true friends, he who is afraid of making enemies. William Hazlitt

If every mortal looks at others as their friends, not as their enemies, the world would be a much better place, wouldn’t it? Morgan Rhodes

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Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love. Mahatma Gandhi

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.


Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you. Israelmore Ayivor

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. Martin Luther King Jr.

A man falling off a cliff to certain death will stretch out a hand even to his worst enemy. Robert Jordan

Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.

Tim Fargo

Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer. Niccolò Machiavelli

An honorable man is fair even to his enemies; a dishonorable man is unfair even to his friends! Mehmet Murat ildan

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A man who lies about beer makes enemies Stephen King

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

Baltasar Gracian

I love my enemies for two reasons: they inspire me to recognize my weakness. They also inspire me to perfect my imperfect nature. Sri Chinmoy

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. Nelson Mandela

It doesn’t take but a few words to turn your best friend into your worst enemy. Marlan Rico Lee

A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.

Maya Angelou

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. Sun Tzu

The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle’s own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction. Aesop

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

If you lay with a scorpion, don’t be surprised when it finally stings you.

DaShanne Stokes

It’s not about going around trying to stir up trouble. As long as you’re honest and you articulate what you believe to be true, somebody somewhere will become your enemy whether you like it or not. Criss Jami

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes. Thomas Jefferson

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If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. Sun Tzu

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