A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy.— Samuel Adams
Competitive Common Enemy quotations
The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
What binds us together is not common education, common race, common income levels, common politics, common nationality, common accents, common jobs, or anything else of that sort. Christians come together because they have all been loved by Jesus himself. They are a band of natural enemies who love one another for Jesus' sake.
Your strongest muscle
I will give you my definition of a nation, and you can add the adjective 'Jewish.' A Nation is, in my mind, an historical group of men of a recognizable cohesion held together by a common enemy. Then, if you add to that the word 'Jewish' you have what I understand to be the Jewish nation.
The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. ...The real enemy then is humanity itself.
A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
What are you going to do to preserve a tradition that is the peculiar and unique culture that Judaism inculcates? The American Jewish community is not going to survive by lining up against its common enemy.
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy;
their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
The state remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
To say that a man is your Friend means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy.
It is a common mistake to think of failure as the enemy of success.
Failure is a teacher-a harsh one, but the best. Pull your failures to pieces looking for the reason. Put your failure to work for you.
Frequently the enemy entices Christians to harbor an unforgiving spirit - a very common symptom indeed among God's children. Such bitterness and fault-finding and enmity inflict a severe blow upon spiritual life.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they dont have any.
He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue.
There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense; for war is the slaughter of human beings, temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible.
Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked.
Never explain; your friends don't need it, and your enemies won't believe you anyway.
Give people a common enemy, and you will give them a common identity.
Deprive them of an enemy and you will deprive them of the crutch by which they know who they are.
A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.
The most consistently successful commanders, when faced by an enemy in a position that was strong naturally or materially, have hardly ever tackled it in a direct way. And when, under pressure of circumstances, they have risked a direct attack, the result has commonly been to blot their record with a failure.
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; But, it is fear.
If development is the new name for peace, war and preparations for war are the major enemy of the healthy development of peoples. If we take the common good of all humanity as our norm, instead of individual greed, peace would be possible.
As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful, and relentless. I refer, of course, to the federal government.
I wanted pure love: foolishness; to love one another is to hate a common enemy: I will thus espouse your hatred. I wanted Good: nonsense; on this earth and in these times, Good and Bad are inseparable: I accept to be evil in order to become good.
Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.
Some friendships are formed by a commonality of interests and ideas: you both love judo or camping or making your own sausage. Other friendships are forged in alliance against a common enemy.
I have long been profoundly convinced that in the very nature of things, employers and employees are partners, not enemies; that their interests are common not opposed; that in the long run the success of each is dependent upon the success of the other.
My opinion was that if we had a common enemy we should get together commonly.
You've got enemies? Good! That means you actually stood up for something in your life.
We have common enemies today. It's called childhood poverty. It's called cancer. It's called AIDS. It's called Parkinson's. It's called Muscular Dystrophy.
Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer.
The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it's incumbent upon us to.
Where I come from, there's no common enemy, there's no "why." There's no, "I hate white people."
Never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake.
I joined the British Army because she stood between Ireland and an enemy common to our civilization, and I would not have her (Britain) say that she defended us while we did nothing at home but pass resolutions.
Oppression does not know the meaning of provincial boundaries.
Aren't our energies better spent fighting the common enemy instead of each other?
There is no stronger bond of friendship than a common enemy.
When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity for accepting and having compassion for them is there.
Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.
The labor movement is people. Our unions have brought millions of men and women together, made them members one of another, and given them common tools for common goals. Their goals are goals for all America - and their enemies are the enemies for progress. The two cannot be separated.
The savage nations of the globe are the common enemies of civilized society;
and we may inquire, with anxious curiosity, whether Europe is still threatened with a repetition of those calamities, which formerly oppressed the arms and institutions of Rome.
Peace is not just the absence of war.
True peace depends upon creating the opportunity that makes life worth living. And to do that, we must confront the common enemies of human beings: nuclear weapons and poverty; ignorance and disease.
Differences, we know, are never so effectually laid asleep as by some common calamity; an enemy unites all to whom he threatens danger.