Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.— Oscar Wilde
Wonderful Enmities quotations
Do not look at anybody in terms of friend or foe, brother or cousin;
do not fritter away your mental energies in thoughts of friendship or enmity. Seeking the Self everywhere, be amiable and equal-minded towards all, treating all alike.
No one heals himself by wounding another.
Politics is the soil in which the nettle of poisonous enmity, evil suspicions, shameless lies, slander, morbid ambitions, and disrespect for the individual grows rapidly and luxuriantly. Name anything bad in man and it is precisely in the soil of political struggle that it grows with particular liveliness and abundance.
We are commanded to have only one enemy, the devil.
With him never be reconciled! But with a brother, never be at enmity in thy heart.
There is no sinner in the world, however much at enmity with God, who cannot recover God's grace by recourse to Mary, and by asking her assistance.
The government of the United States of America has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims.
Why do we need money beyond a point? If we are free of ill health, enmity, and debt, is that not enough? Too much money only leads to less peace.
Some boast of being friends to government;
I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice; but I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.
What would it be like if I had something to defend - a home, a country, a family - and I found myself attacked by these ghostly men, these trusting boys? How do you fight an enemy who fights with neither enmity nor anger but in submission to orders from superiors, without protest and without conscience?
Glorious God stated: "Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him, etc."
We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.
Unlimited enmity of the Albanian people against Serbia is the foremost real result of the Albanian policies of the Serbian government. The second and more dangerous result is the strengthening of two big powers in Albania, which have the greatest interests in the Balkans.
There are three classes of friendship and enmity, since men are so disposed to one another either by preference or by need or by pleasure and pain.
I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't...The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.
I was right to back Muhammad Ali, but it caused me major enmity in many areas of this nation.
Cast out envy; you can have all that you want, and you need not envy any man what he has. Above all things, see to it that you do not hold malice or enmity toward any one; to do so cuts you off from the mind whose treasures you seek to make your own. Lay aside all narrow personal ambition and determine to seek the highest good.
Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.
The only real argument against the Bible is an unholy life.
When a man argues against the Word of God, follow him home, and see if you cannot discover the reason of his enmity to the Word of the Lord. It lies in some sort of sin.
I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.
Hatred is corrosive of a person's wisdom and conscience;
the mentality of enmity can poison a nation's spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society's tolerance and humanity, and block a nation's progress to freedom and democracy.
Don't create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone.
Radiate boundless love towards the entire world - above, below, and across - unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.
Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.
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.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
The beauty of enmity is insecurity; the beauty of friendship is in security.
An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend.
Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye Than twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet, And I am proof against their enmity.
Whoever hates his sins will stop sinning;
and whoever confesses them will receive remission. A man can not abandon the habit of sin if he does not first gain enmity toward sin, nor can he receive remission of sin without confession of sin. For the confession of sin is the cause of true humility.
Mister Straw hat is going to be an enemy of mine but even a bond of enmity is still a bond.-Trafalgar Law
To correct the evils, great and small, which spring from want of sympathy and from positive enmity among strangers, as nations or as individuals, is one of the highest functions of civilization.
There is an old saying which, from its truth, has become proverbial, that friendships should be immortal, enmities mortal.
Our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but as liberators.
We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other.