Thursday, September 07, 2006

Several Views On Relationships With Your Enemies, Followed By Newt Gringrich's View

Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt.

-Graham Greene

Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: viz., avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

-Petrarca Petrarch

Am I not destroying my enemies," Lincoln gently replied, "when I make them my friends?

-Abraham Lincoln

Matthew 5:44-48 (NKJV) "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 "that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Jesus Christ

Love your enemies, for they will tell you your faults.

-Benjamin Franklin

Count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.


So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.

-Elbert Hubbard

"You don't appease your enemies — you defeat them."
-Newt Gingrich


At 2:13 PM, Blogger Chad said...

"To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that the one that must be loved is not a friend. There is no merit in loving an enemy when you forget him for a friend."
Mahatma Ghandi

At 4:17 PM, Blogger Chad said...

One more thought on this. Spend some time contemplating what Scripture has to say about peace. It'll add depth to this as well.


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