Quotes about Enemies



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Quotes about Enemies

Take the animosity in your average church choir, extend it over the world, give it a history, and you have an adequate explanation of all the wars of human history.

Herbert Butterfield



A new creation in particular, the new Reich for instance, has more need of enemies than friends: only in opposition does it feel itself necessary, only on opposition does it become necessary…. One has renounced grand life when one renounces war….

Friedrich Nietzsche



For the liberation of a people more is needed than an economic policy, more than industry: if a people is to become free, it needs pride and willpower, defiance, hate, hate and once again hate.”

A new creation in particular, the new Reich for instance, has more need of enemies than friends: only in opposition does it feel itself necessary, only on opposition does it become necessary …. One has renounced grand life when one renounces war ….” (Twilight of the Idols, p54)

Adolf Hitler



I, however, want to be able to hate . . .. Oh, how wonderful it is to hate.

Joseph Goebbels



The specific political distinction to which political actions and motives can be reduced is that between friend and enemy.

Carl Schmitt


And therefore if any two men desire the same thing, which nevertheless they cannot both enjoy they become enemies….


Thomas Hobbes

You want power? You will get it. But here we will all die. Is it worth it to you?


Old Tutsi man to a young RPF guerrilla fighter upon the capture of his town in January 1991

A violent exchange is always a dumb repetition of the same gestures. … In the end, violence reduces both enemies to mirror-images of each other.

Paul Dumouchel



In the image of the enemy, we will find the mirror in which we may see our own face most clearly.

Sam Keen


This “image of the enemy” is everywhere one of every group’s most treasured possessions.

Ironically, those groups from which we most passionately distinguish ourselves are those with which we are most inseparably bound.

Howard Stein


Nothing unites a community with all the good fellowship and cooperation one can imagine, like the threat of a common enemy. But the threat is originally internal; it is the violent threat of all against all.


Andrew McKenna

We have met the enemy, and he is us.

Pogo


Once you learn to kill an enemy, you may find it easier to hurt or kill anyone.

Schellenberg






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