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Enemies Quotes

19 of the best book quotes about enemies
  1. #1
    “We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    1984
    concept
    Enemies
  2. #2
    “It struck him that in moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy, but always against one’s own body... On the battlefield, in the torture chamber, on a sinking ship, the issues that you are fighting for are always forgotten, because the body swells up until it fills the universe, and even when you are not paralysed by fright or screaming with pain, life is a moment-to-moment struggle against hunger or cold or sleeplessness, against a sour stomach or an aching tooth.”
  3. #3
    “The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.”
  4. #4
    “How fine you look when dressed in rage. Your enemies are fortunate your condition is not permanent. You’re lucky, too. Red eyes suit so few.”
  5. #5
    “But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak.”
  6. #6
    “Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye
    Than twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet,
    And I am proof against their enmity.”
  7. #7
    “I suppose I’ll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”
  8. #8
    “Thus the expert in battle moves the enemy, and is not moved by him.”
  1. #9
    “O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
    That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!”
  2. #10
    “O! why rebuke you him that loves you so?
    Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.”
  3. #11
    You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.
  4. #12
    “He was calmly eating his soup, laughing with pleasant good-humour, as if he had come all the way to Calais for the express purpose of enjoying supper at this filthy inn, in the company of his arch-enemy.”
  5. #13
    “It is easy to love your friend, but sometimes the hardest lesson to learn is to love your enemy.”
  6. #14
    “Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your own nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.”
  7. #15
    “I make a great difference between people. I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not got one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me. Is that very vain of me? I think it is rather vain.”
  8. #16
    “To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,
    mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what’s his reason?”
  1. #17
    “Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.”
  2. #18
    “If you don’t make a few enemies every now and then, you’re a coward . . . ”
  3. #19
    “My only love sprung from my only hate.”
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