Enemies Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old enemies quotes, enemies sayings, and enemies proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.     

Winston Churchill

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.     

John F. Kennedy

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Nelson Mandela

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.     

Oscar Wilde

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Woodrow Wilson

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.     

Sun Tzu

Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.     


Enemies are so stimulating.     

Katharine Hepburn

Enemies promises were made to be broken.     


One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.     

Jonathan Swift

Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.     

Mario Puzo

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

Sally Kempton

Love your enemies; for they shall tell you all your faults.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Eric Hoffer

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

Joseph Heller

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


It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.     

William Blake

Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.     

Lord Chesterfield

Bear patiently with a rival.     


I bring out the worst in my enemies and that's how I get them to defeat themselves.     

Roy M. Cohn

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.     

Abraham Lincoln

Forgive your enemies, but first get even.     

Lester Cole

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

Paul Newman

Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.     

Sydney J. Harris

As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.     

Thomas Jefferson

Our enemies are our outward consciences.