enemies

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on contempt, enemies, feeling, and prudence

CONTEMPT, n. The feeling of a prudent man for an enemy who is too formidable safely to be opposed.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on ambition, death, desires, enemies, friendship, and life

AMBITION, n. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred Nobel on contentment, enemies, family, friendship, future, illusions, kindness, laws, life, love, memory, sister, survival, and vanity

To his sister-in-law: What a contrast between us! You live a warm and glowing life, surrounded by loved ones whom you care for and who care for you; you are anchored in contentment. I drift about without rudder or compass, a wreck on the sea of life; I have no memories to cheer me, no pleasant illusions of the future to comfort me, or about me to satisfy my vanity. I have no family to furnish the only kind of survival that concerns us, no friends for the wholesome development of my affections, or enemies for my malice.

Alfred Nobel

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on character, democracy, enemies, fanaticism, hypocrisy, past, politics, popularity, principles, success, and truth

Perhaps myself the first, at some expense of popularity, to unfold the true character of Jefferson, it is too late for me to become his apologist. Nor can I have any disposition to do it. I admit that his politics are tinctured with fanaticism, that he is too much in earnest in his democracy, that he has been a mischievous enemy to the principle measures of our past administration, that he is crafty & persevering in his objects, that he is not scrupulous about the means of success, nor very mindful of truth, and that he is a contemptible hypocrite.

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

Source: Letter to James A. Bayard, January 16, 1801

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A Quote by Al Gore on difficulty, enemies, environment, justice, struggle, time, victory, and war

The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies. In a war such as this, then, what is victory and how will we recognize it?

Al Gore (1948 -)

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A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on enemies, flattery, friendship, hatred, and truth

Say not unto thyself, Behold, truth breedeth hatred, and I will avoid it; dissimulation raiseth friends, and I will follow it. Are not the enemies made by truth, better than the friends obtained by flattery?

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

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A Quote by Aesop on enemies, power, tyranny, and wonder

Those who voluntarily put power into the hands of a tyrant or an enemy, must not wonder if it be at last turned against themselves.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

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A Quote by Aesop on destruction and enemies

The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

Source: The Eagle And The Arrow

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A Quote by Aesop on destruction and enemies

We often give enemies the means of our own destruction.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

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A Quote by Aesop on enemies

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While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

Source: The Lion, The Fox, And The Beasts

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