Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Friends are enemies sometimes, and enemies friends.
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.
I have no friends and no enemies - only competitors.
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me, and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude.
What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him.
War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.