Enmity Quotes

Enmity Quotes by Bridget of Sweden, Abraham Lincoln, Lord Chesterfield, Ezra Taft Benson, Edmund Burke, A. A. Gill and many others.

There is no sinner in the world, however much at enmity

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.
Bridget of Sweden
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.
Abraham Lincoln
In your friendships and in your enmities let your confidence and your hostilities have certain bounds; make not the former dangerous, nor the latter irreconcilable. There are strange vicissitudes in business.
Lord Chesterfield
Our enmity toward God takes on many labels, such as rebellion, hard-heartedness, stiff-neckedness, unrepentant, puffed up, easily offended, and sign seekers. The proud wish God would agree with them. They aren’t interested in changing their opinions to agree with God’s.
Ezra Taft Benson
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity.
Edmund Burke
The French are never happy coming to London; this is an ancient and comforting enmity.
A. A. Gill
In one point the plan was fatally defective, since it involved the deadly enmity of a race whose character and whose power were as yet but ill understood,–the fiercest, boldest, most politic, and most ambitious savages to whom the American forest has ever given birth.
Francis Parkman
Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye Than twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet, And I am proof against their enmity.
William Shakespeare
You are at enmity with yourself.
Jakob Bohme
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.
Charles Spurgeon
As great enmities spring from great friendships, and mortal distempers from vigorous health, so do the most surprising and the wildest frenzies from the high and lively agitations of our souls.
Michel de Montaigne
Glorious God stated: “Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him, etc.”
Al-Nawawi
Gloucester, we have done deeds of charity, made peace of enmity, fair love of hate, between these swelling wrong-incensed peers.
William Shakespeare
At every step there is a pretext for enmity against our brother.
John of Kronstadt
If we desire to live securely, comfortably, and quietly, that by all honest means we should endeavor to purchase the good will of all men, and provoke no man’s enmity needlessly; since any man’s love may be useful, and every man’s hatred is dangerous.
Isaac Barrow
Undue enmity with enemies does not serve the interests of the system. Enemies must be dealt with wisely and prudently.
Yousef Saanei
Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.
Pervez Musharraf
If we were not passionately inclined to money or to vainglory, then we would not fear death or poverty. We would not know enmity or hatred, and we would not suffer from the sorrows of ourselves or others.
Saint John Chrysostom
Where there is a wine-shop, there are the elements of disease and the frightful source of all that is at enmity with the interests of the workmen.
Charles Forbes Rene de Montalembert
An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend, excepting lust, the indulgence of which increases its enmity.
Saadi
Between certainty and the real, an ancient enmity.
Jane Hirshfield
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.
Watchman Nee
Life and death! They seem like complete opposites-at great enmity with each other. But for Paul-and for all who share his faith-there is a unity, because the same great passion is fulfilled in both-namely, that Christ be magnified in this body-our bodies-whether by life or by death.
John Piper
Don’t create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone.
Guru Arjan
No one heals himself by wounding another.
Ambrose
Do nondoing, strive for non-stiving, savor the flavourless, make much of little, repay enmity with virture; plan for difficulty when it is still easy, do the great while it is still small.
Laozi
That space the Evil One abstracted stood From his own evil, and for the time remained Stupidly good, of enmity disarmed, Of guile, of hate, of envy, of revenge .
John Milton
Dread more the blunderer’s friendship than the calumniator’s enmity.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Enmity means ‘hatred toward, hostility to, or a state of opposition.’ It is the power by which Satan wishes to reign over us.
Ezra Taft Benson
The proud wish God would agree with them. They are not interested in changing their opinions to agree with God’s.
Ezra Taft Benson
There is nothing so deep and nothing so shallow which political enmity will not turn to account.
John Quincy Adams
I will despair, and be at enmity
With cozening hope.
William Shakespeare
The New Deal’s enmity for that system of free and competitive private enterprise which we call capitalism was fundamental.
Garet Garrett
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Sallust
There’s no doubt that our hearts are with the residents of Gaza. We and the whole world are unable to get to a situation in which Gaza can be rehabilitated. There needs to be an international initiative with Israel’s participation, in order to bring an end to the enmity against us.
Reuven Rivlin
Some prideful people are not so concerned as to whether their wages meet their needs as they are that their wages are more than someone else’s. Their reward is being a cut above the rest. This is the enmity of pride.
Ezra Taft Benson
In that temple of silence and reconciliation where the enmities of twenty generations lie buried, in the great Abbey which has during many ages afforded a quiet resting-place to those whose minds and bodies have been shattered by the contentions of the Great Hall.
Thomas B. Macaulay
There seldom is enmity between seasoned old politicians, who know as much as men can of human weakness and human strength.
Tom Wicker
But Pride always means enmity — it is enmity. And not only enmity between man and man, but enmity to God.
C. S. Lewis
Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification.
George Washington
It’s the rising tide of enmity in the country, Donald Trump attacking judges, Donald Trump attacking John McCain, Senator [Richard] Blumenthal, the town halls, the riots in Berkeley. You have got the incivility on the floor of the United States Senate. You have got just a rising tide, every single story.
David Brooks
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.
Tirumalai Krishnamacharya
Today there are no more irreconcilable enmities, because there are no more disinterested emotions: that’s a good thing born from a bad thing.
Joseph Joubert
I was different unique and always happy. At school this attracted playground harassment. Nowadays, while I remain effervescent, quicker to perceive enmity I reserve my warmest touches and smiles for those who smolder with envy.
Clarence Day
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Oscar Wilde
Somewhere there is an ancient enmity between our daily life and the great work. Help me in saying it, to understand it.
Rainer Maria Rilke
What good deed can government do for religion? The best deed of all: leave it free and unencumbered, burdened by neither enmity nor amity.
Edwin Gaustad
To abdicate from the rule of reason and substitute for it an authentication of belief by the intentness and degree of conviction with which we hold it can be perilous and destructive. Religious beliefs give a spurious spiritual dimension to tribal enmities.
Peter Medawar
As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me. They do not feel any enmity against me as an individual, nor I against them. They are only ‘doing their duty’
George Orwell
I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.
John Hancock
Do not expect, my friend, that the whole world will rejoice if you become Christian. You will probably receive enmity and hatred and persecution from certain people. It happened in the case of our Lord, and His followers must always be ready to meet it.
Martyn
We must love one another, yes, yes, that’s all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other.
Peter De Vries
Whatever may be his true and final destination, there is a spirit within him at enmity with nothingness and dissolution. This is the character of all life and being.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The good are like one another, and friends to one another; and … the bad, as is often said of them, are never at unity with one another or with themselves, but are passionate and restless: and that which is at variance and enmity with itself is not likely to be in union or harmony with any other thing.
Plato
Art is beyond the enmity! That’s why you can always love the art of your enemy, even though you hate him!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Most of us think of pride as self-centeredness, conceit, boastfulness, arrogance, or haughtiness. All of these are elements of the sin, but the heart, or core, is still missing. The central feature of pride is enmity – enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellowmen.
Ezra Taft Benson
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.
Adi Shankara
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.
Liu Xiaobo
Spirits when they please Can either sex assume, or both.
John Milton
I had no time to hate, because The grave would hinder me, And life was not so ample I Could finish enmity Nor had I time to love: but since Some industry must be, The little toil of love, I thought, Was large enough for me.
Emily Dickinson
We ought to flee the friendship of the wicked, and the enmity of the good.
Epictetus
I loved the comradeship of the sixties and the seventies, and I still maintain friendships with the people I worked with then – the ones that are still alive. That’s one of the great gifts of our political movements, great friendships . . . and also a few enmities.
Grace Paley
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?
Amitav Ghosh
I cannot think of permanent enmity between man and man.
Mahatma Gandhi
Imagine the vanity of thinking that your enemy can do you more damage than your enmity.
Saint Augustine
Davis is a literargy dyspeptic who had more ink than blood in his veins, an intriguer, buys with private enmities.
Edward A. Pollard
Christian love draws no distinction between one enemy and another, except that the more bitter our enemy’s hatred, the greater his need of love.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Many need no other provocation to enmity than that they find themselves excelled.
Samuel Johnson
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.
Maxim Gorky
Radiate boundless love towards the entire world – above, below, and across – unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.
Gautama Buddha
Because of their enmity you will be left alone. They will cast you out and forsake you.
Thomas Merton
Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, A limitless love, without hatred or enmity. Then as you stand or walk, Sit or lie down, As long as you are awake, Strive for this with a one-pointed mind; Your life will bring heaven to earth.
Gautama Buddha