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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Enough | History | Life | Life | Man | Sorrow | Suffering |

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What heart has not acknowledged the influence of this hour, the sweet and soothing hour of twilight - the hour of love - the hour of adoration - the hour of rest - when we think of those we love, only to regret that we have not loved them more dearly; when we remember our enemies only to forgive them.

Heart | Influence | Love | Regret | Rest | Forgive | Think |

Indira Gandhi, fully Indirā Priyadarśinī Gāndhī

Opposition comes not only from your enemies but sometimes from your friends, and the latter is much more difficult to face. You have to have physical courage, because very often going along the path of your choice is full of physical handicap hardship.

Choice | Courage | Opposition |

John Dryden

Great souls forgive not injuries till time has put their enemies within their power, that they may show forgiveness is their own.

Forgiveness | Power | Time | Forgiveness | Forgive |

Joseph Addison

When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.

Circumstances | Men |

Max Lerner, fully Maxwell "Max" Alan Lerner, aka Mikhail Lerner

Do not confuse your vested interests with ethics. Do not identify the enemies of your privilege with enemies of humanity.

Ethics | Humanity | Privilege |

Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon I

Knowledge and history are the enemies of religion.

History | Knowledge | Religion |

Napoleon Hill

No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person’s enemies say about him.

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Plutarch, named Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus after becoming Roman citizen NULL

Our worst enemies are those we carry about with us in our own hearts.

Simon Cameron

A man who makes no enemies is never a positive force.

Force | Man |

Sun Tzu or Sunzi

The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them.

Excellence | Excellence |

Wilferd Peterson, fully Wilferd Arlan Peterson

Hate is death, forgiveness is life. Forgiveness works the miracle of change. When Lincoln was asked whey he did not destroy his enemies he replied: “If I make my enemies my friends, don’t I then destroy them?”... Forgiveness is the way to personal peace.

Change | Death | Destroy | Forgiveness | Hate | Life | Life | Peace | Forgiveness |

Will Durant, fully William James "Will" Durant

Rome remained great as long as she had enemies who forced her to unity, vision and heroism. When she had overcome them all she flourished for a moment and then began to die.

Unity | Vision |

Tom Brown, Jr.

The true warrior is always the last to pick up the lance or go to battle. His battles are fought with the lance of love and understanding. His enemies are prejudice, greed, and bad medicine, and the biggest battles are always fought within himself. So, do not go out upon the earth to battle unseen demons of the physical world, for your hatred will be like theirs. Instead, go out as a true warrior, with love and understanding.

Battle | Earth | Greed | Love | Prejudice | Understanding | Will | World |

William Shakespeare

Our enemies are our outward consciences.