Enmity Quotes

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Voltaire
“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."

(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)”
Voltaire

Roman Payne
“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.”
Roman Payne, Cities & Countries

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Just as the unwanted pregnancy, there are unwanted people in your life you should strive to abort, and such abortion is not sin, nor harm, but the eradication of a destructive foetus.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Eiichiro Oda
“Mister Straw hat is going to be an enemy of mine but even a bond of enmity is still a bond.-Trafalgar Law”
Eiichiro Oda

Emily Brontë
“The guest was now the master of Wuthering Heights: he held firm possession, and proved to the attorney, who, in his turn, proved it to Mr. Linton, that Earnshaw had mortaged every yard of land he owned for cash to supply his mania for gaming; and he, Heathcliff, was the mortgagee.

In that manner, Hareton, who should now be the first gentleman in the neighbourhood, was reduced to a state of complete dependence on his father's inveterate enemy; and lives in his own house as a servant deprived of the advantage of wages, and quite unable to right himself, because of his friendlessness, and his ignorance that he has been wronged.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Shūsaku Endō
“People are linked together by enmity than by love.”
Shūsaku Endō, Deep River

“Sweep your mind and clean your heart, for these are the very places where things that make or mar our entire journey of life and living dwell! Sweep your mind and clean your heart, then you shall be free to be free and indeed have a true freedom! Sweep your mind and clean your heart, so you may have a clean mind and heart to be clean! Sweep your mind and clean your heart for not all things deserve a place in your heart and body! Sweep your mind and clean your heart, for in the end, so many things living in your heart and mind may never matter as part of the matters of your lifetime and life which really matter! Clean your heart and sweep your mind for certain people and things are in there only to disturb you for all the moments they shall continue to live there! Sweep your mind and clean your heart, for your body deserves nothing, but a clean mind and a clean heart daily for a daily fresh and refreshed body! Sweep your mind and clean your heart for there are so many toxic substances in our minds and hearts which we ponder over and over every day that weaken not just our hearts and minds every day, but our entire daily life and living! Sweep your mind and clean your heart for certain things deserve to live permanently in our hearts and minds so as to enable us live and leave distinctive footprints, and certain things deserve to leave our hearts and minds so that we can have a safe journey of life, and live and leave distinctive footprints in our journey of life!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Stephen Fry
“He's your enemy, Donald!'
'He most certainly is not,' said Trefusis. 'Not unless I say so. He may dearly want to be my enemy, he may beg on bended knee for open hostility of the most violent kind, but it takes two to tangle. I choose my own enemies.”
Stephen Fry, The Liar

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The best defense industry is to build good relationships with your neighbors! The best missile, the best tank, the best atomic bomb is to be good friends with other countries! Enmity and its measures belong to the world of stupidity!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Awdhesh Singh
“If you are filled with hatred, you can hardly enjoy genuine happiness. Hatred makes your personality extremely fragile and you lose your temper on the slightest pretext, which further creates enmity.”
Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

Nel Noddings
“There is an outpouring of international sympathy and aid when any area of the world is struck by an earthquake, a flood, or a devastating fire. [...] When we look with justifiable pride at our generous responses to those suffering a natural disaster, we might also pause to reflect on how it happens that our sympathy can be so easily changed to hatred. How is it that we will predictably reach out to help a given people at one time and, when our country labels the same people enemies, we will reluctantly or enthusiastically kill millions of them?”
Nel Noddings, Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War

Olaotan Fawehinmi
“Time waits for no man" but no man dares not wait for "his Time."
"Love is patient" but Time is not, yet it takes Time to find Love.
Love they say, is blind. Because it "covers a multitude of sins?"
To Love we should unwind, tell me when was the last Time.
Love is steep; in no Time you fall in it.
Time is free, howbeit, a sacrifice to spend with Love.
The more Love fills the heart, the Less Time to mind...
Yet, the same Time heals the heart when Love breaks it.
Yay, the friendly enmity between Time and Love.
Embrace it, only if you can!”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Always give your enemies the following message: Enmity is stupidity! Being an enemy is primitiveness!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Steve Shahbazian
“It’s better to be an enemy of the state than a friend: a friend can only be sold, but an enemy can only be bought.”
Steve Shahbazian, Green and Pleasant Land

Ezra Taft Benson
“The central feature of pride is enmity—enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellowmen. Enmity means “hatred toward, hostility to, or a state of opposition.” It is the power by which Satan wishes to reign over us.”
Ezra Taft Benson

“Envy is an indispensable member of our society and somewhat a loyal friend of our society; its fruits can be sweeter or bitter; it pushes people to take different steps with different motive and understanding. Envy can be good, however, if there is one fearful enemy in our society we must arrest with all our true strength, wisdom and might, it must be envy!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“There comes a time in everyone's life where if you have intellectual curiosity and an inquisitive mind, you assess the prejudices learned from family and the environment in which you've grown up in — and make a decision to either reject it, or take comfort in remaining ignorant.”
Bill Madden

Ehsan Sehgal
“Enmity of the enemies inspires and alerts, and brings nearby the destination if one stays determined.”
Ehsan Sehgal
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“The cultural and political conflicts in the contemporary world have much to do with the clash of the senses of dignity in different cultures. When the Jihad suicides attacked the western civilians, they might have acted out of the belief that this was the way to vindicate their own dignity, while their attacks obviously devastated the dignity and basic rights of the victims.

It seems paramount that, in order to guarantee the world peace, justice, and prosperity, the governance of a harmonious “global village” requires a global constitutional order based on the moral discourse of human dignity. Such discourse may not produce a universally agreed understanding of human dignity, but it will help to improve consensus and reduce tensions among nations of different cultures.”
Qianfan Zhang, Human Dignity in Classical Chinese Philosophy: Confucianism, Mohism, and Daoism

“Один мудрий американець казав, що можна довго обманювати небагатьох людей, можна недовго обманювати багатьох, але не можна безкінечно обманювати всіх. Він помилявся. Наша практика показала, що всіх якраз можна обманювати без кінця. Обманутих можна було б і пожаліти, але вони, обманюючись самі, готові признати ворогами тих, хто обману не піддається [92].”
Володимир Войнович, Малиновый пеликан

Kangoma Kindembo
“The more enmity you feed your brain, the more it hunts your happiness.”
Kangoma Kindembo

Ezra Taft Benson
“We can choose to humble ourselves by conquering enmity toward our brothers and sisters, esteeming them as ourselves, and lifting them as high as or higher than we are.”
Ezra Taft Benson

Kamini Arichandran
“I can state, you are my enemy but will you do enmity better than me?”
Kamini Arichandran

Steve Shahbazian
“When your enemy has you by the throat, you put your enmity on hold.”
Steve Shahbazian, Green and Pleasant Land

Steve Shahbazian
“A strong friend can be more dangerous than a weak enemy.”
Steve Shahbazian, Green and Pleasant Land

Steve Shahbazian
“When you’re swimming with the sharks, you can’t afford to be burdened with scruples.”
Steve Shahbazian, Green and Pleasant Land

“Enmity is the Shadow of Your Own Reflection”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“The more often you fall in enmity, the more often you fall in life”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“Culture warriors, in the academy especially, are in thrall to an ideal of solidarity. Anything less than complete submission and approval they regard as betrayal. Their instinct is to divide people into friends and enemies, with enemies figured as dispensable and hateful. Supposing themselves to be political, they have no patience for coalition building or for the difficult work of persuasion. What is to be done, they believe, is to drive away opponents and to avoid, so far as possible, self-examination.”
Robert Boyers, The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies

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