30 Friends vs. Enemies Quotes "Be aware that you are both your worst foe and your best friend." "It takes a lot of courage to stand up to our opponents," Two Distinctions Between Friends and Enemies 3: Making Enemies Into Friends. 4, There's Room for Enemies... but Only Friends.
"Enemies are frequently former or prospective pals who have been denied-or believe they have been denied-something." "You know, we might not need enemies." "Yeah, best pals are about it for me." I'd rather have an opponent who confesses they despise me than a buddy who covertly criticizes me. Opponents tell you where you're wrong; buddies just ignore you.
Former friends can be difficult to deal with because even though they were once on your side, now they're against you. Prospective friends may do one of two things: accept your position or deny theirs to you. Either way, you shouldn't get involved with them anymore.
Enemies will always have your back; friends might not always do so. With enemies, there's no question that you'll be supported; with friends, support may not be evident unless you ask for it.
Enemies will bring you victory; friends could possibly bring you loss. With enemies, you'll experience success; with friends, failure might be all you get from them.
Enemies deserve your hatred; friends deserve your love. Enemies take advantage of you; friends leave you alone even when you don't want company. Enemies try to destroy you; friends help you overcome your challenges.
Enemies are negative; friends are positive. Enemies hide their intentions; friends show theirs. Enemies come in disguises; friends reveal themselves quickly.
Enemies, in other words, can have maturity, limits, and even our respect even while we despise them. So, outsiders aside, our friends adore and love us, and they are both constructive critics and supporters. Our adversaries despise us and are neither constructive critics nor supporters.
"The only reason to have opponents is to beat, kill, or sweep them away." "Or offer them the opportunity to redeem themselves." "Enemies are frequently former or prospective pals who have been denied-or believe they have been denied-something." "You know, we might not need enemies." "Yeah, best pals are about it for me."
"The universe is the evil guys' only adversary; yet the universe and the bad guys are also the good guys' adversaries!" "I do not applaud any friendship founded on hatred because we have a common adversary." "Do you ever feel like you don't even know some of your friends?"
"The buddy of my adversary is my enemy," says an old saying. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend," or vice versa. Regardless of how you slice it, the two quotations indicate that we would be wise to connect with individuals who are aligned with our best interests and who defend our peace.
In international affairs, this principle applies particularly well. If countries are at war with one another, their friends and allies should not be involved; however, people from both sides often realize that they have common interests and attempt to reach agreements. In addition, allies sometimes become adversaries if one country gains power too greatly over another. However, even when countries are not at war, their leaders may still want to keep influence over others' actions so they look for ways to cooperate rather than compete.
According to the first quotation, if France was at war with Germany, its friends and allies should not be counted on to support it. Even though Germany and France went through terrible times together during the First World War, once Germany recovered its strength and became more powerful than France, it could have used this opportunity to expand its influence over its neighbors.
However, people from both countries realized that they had things in common and wanted to make up for lost time. Eventually, France and Germany came to an agreement where they would stay out of each other's business and work together to solve problems.