quotes tagged with 'enemies'

Wars are seldom caused by spontaneous hatreds between people, for peoples in general are too ignorant of one another to have grievances and too indifferent to what goes on beyond their borders to plan conquests. They must be urged to the slaughter by politicians who know how to alarm them.

Author: H. L. Mencken, Source: http://www.libertarianism.org/people/h-l-menckenSaved by jr00ck in war propaganda oppression enemies political 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: UnknownSaved by jr00ck in liberty rights oppression enemies 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.

Author: Joseph Conrad, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in enemy friends enemies EDS foes josephconrad 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]


Wise men ought to have understanding enough to conquer men with kindness. "A soft answer turneth away wrath," says the wise man; and it will be greatly to the credit of the Latter-day Saints to show the love of God, by now kindly treating those who may have, in an unconscious moment, done wrong; for truly said Jesus, Pray for thine enemies.


Author: Joseph Smith, Source: History of The Church, 6:219Saved by ragogoni in josephsmith love kindness enemies wise wrath 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: UnknownSaved by trwth in forgive enemies oscarwilde 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr., Source: UnknownSaved by dyejo in friends mlk enemies 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Friends come and go but enemies accumulate.

Author: Thomas Jones, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in humor friends enemies 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I sometimes become excited when I talk about them, and so do my brethren.

Why? Because we are made of flesh, blood, and bones, like other men, and sometimes our feelings are warm, when we think about the conduct of our enemies.

But what do the pure principles of the Gospel teach us?

“Be still, and know that I am God, that I rule in the heavens above, and perform my pleasure on the earth, and that I turn the hearts of the children of men, as the rivers of water are turned”
Author: Heber C Kimball, Source: Journal of Discourses 3:259-260Saved by Doc in persecution faith fear love patience anger violence charity enemies longsuffering 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Author: Dalai lama, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in compassion tolerance charity enemies 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Author: Walt Whitman, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in love friendship brotherhood friends enemies 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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