Foe Quotes

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Simona Panova
“A good enemy can be better than the best of friend.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

“To know the good from the bad, study a man or woman's history of actions, not their record of intentions.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If you aren't destroying your enemies, it's because you have been conquered and assimilated, you do not even have an idea of who your enemies are. You have been brainwashed into believing you are your own enemy, and you are set against yourself. The enemy is laughing at you as you tear yourself to pieces. That is the most effective warfare an enemy can launch on his foes: confounding them.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Toba Beta
“If you need to find out who is your friend
among many, stimulate a resolutive conflict.”
Toba Beta

Donna Lynn Hope
“Enemies are the people who think about you more than your friends do.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“As long as all that is said is said against me, I feel a certain sublime assurance of success, but as soon as honied words of praise are spoken for me, I feel as one that lies unprotected before his enemies.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1820-1824

Michael Bassey Johnson
“If your success is not amazing to your critics, it disturbs, infuriates, and frustrates them, and if they're not careful; may go hang themselves and go to hell.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Anthony Liccione
“A friend is the wax that keeps the flame lit, an enemy is the wind that blows it out.”
Anthony Liccione

Sun Tzu
“Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Alireza Salehi Nejad
“A fool friend always does something that the enemy wishes.”
Alireza Salehi Nejad

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Keep quiet and the enemy will reveal himself.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

George R.R. Martin
“One foe at a time, that was what the old man always said.”
George R.R. Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
tags: foe

“And if the worst, or best, happens, and Death comes for you in the snow, he comes disguised as Sleep, and you greet him rather as a welcome friend than a gruesome foe.”
Aspley Cherry-Garrard, The Worst Journey in the World

“And one day when you wake up, you happen to realise that your battle isn’t with the man you had got into a brawl with the other day, it isn’t with a friend turned foe, it isn’t with those parents who chose to give up on you, it isn’t with the bus driver for not having waited until you got in, it isn’t with the employer who cancelled the application to your leave, it isn’t with the examiner who resolved into failing you, it isn’t with the woman who did not reciprocate your feelings, it isn’t with child who dropped his ice-cream cone on you, it isn’t with your ill fate and it isn’t with that superior being above you.
Your battle, your fight isn’t against the world but against yourself and the only way to come through all of it and beyond, to win, is improvement, self-improvement which needs to be gradual and progressive with the transverse of each day.”
Chirag Tulsiani

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Don’t fight with your enemy’s brains, fight with his heart”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

“God dramatically slew one monstrous opponent and then threw us into the arena against a stronger and more vicious foe.”
K. Howard Joslin, Honest Wrestling: Questions of Faith When Attacked by Life

John Cassian
“It is not an external enemy we dread. Our foe is shut up within ourselves. An internal warfare is daily waged by us.”
John Cassian, Making Life a Prayer: Selected Writings

Virginia Alison
“Your path is not my path. Should we meet at the crossroads and ye be a friend, tarry a while, drink some wine and let us laugh for a while. If ye be foe, continue on your merry way and may our paths never cross again.”
Virginia Alison

George R.R. Martin
“Seasoned killers all, thought Selmy, but it is one thing to face a foe in the pit when his coming is heralded by horns and drums and another to find a hidden killer before he can strike.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
tags: foe, killer

T.F. Hodge
“Pride can be friend, ego can be foe...depending on which one we choose, or not, to conquer.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The best way to destroy your enemies is to make them adopt your worldview”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

J.M. Coetzee
“In every story there is a silence, some sight concealed, some word unspoken, I believe. Till we have spoken the unspoken we have not come to the heart of the story.”
J.M. Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee
“Is that the secret meaning of the word story, do you think: a storing place of memories?”
J.M. Coetzee, Foe

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Failure is a friend if we can see past the face of the foe that we project on it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

J.M. Coetzee
“I have a desire to be saved which I must call immoderate.”
J.M. Coetzee, Foe
tags: foe

George R.R. Martin
“There is no wine so sweet as wine taken from a foe.”
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
tags: foe, wine

“When I was saying “yes”,
I was always the best,
The minute I said “no”,
I became their foe”
Charmaine J Forde
tags: best, foe, no, yes