Friendship and Hostility

"Hatred which is completely vanquished by love passes into love: and love is thereupon greater than if hatred had not preceded it."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Fight the enemy with the weapons he lacks."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life on earth is a hand-to-hand mortal combat... between the law of love and the law of hate."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"My best friend is he who rights my wrongs or reproaches my mistakes."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you don't have enemies, you don't have character."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"May God have mercy upon my enemies; they will need it."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Health is what my friends are always drinking to before they fall down."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen."

Samuel Paterson
Samuel Paterson "Joineriana: or The Book of Scraps"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A friend in need is a friend indeed."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them."


Rating: 7.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Electronic communication is an instantaneous and illusory contact that creates a sense of intimacy without the emotional investment that leads to close friendships."

Clifford Stoll
Clifford Stoll "Silicon Snake Oil"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Love your enemies; for they shall tell you all your faults."


Rating: 5.43 (Number of Voters: 7)

"The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a progress. Working together is a success."


Rating: 4.29 (Number of Voters: 7)

"A true friend is someone who never get tired of listening your pointless dramas over and over again."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Friendship needs no words..."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sympathy means you feel like the other person, Empathy means you understand the other person."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, and the most patient of teachers."


Rating: 3.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"I will let no man drag me down so low as to make me hate him."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Friends come and go but enemies accumulate."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Be cautious about lending money to friends. You might lose both."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A friend is, as it were, a second self."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Chance makes our families, but choice makes our friends."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pay attention to your enemies. They are the first to discover your mistakes."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Friends are sometimes boring, but enemies - never."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence above language."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "The Plain Speaker"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Friendship is a common belief in the same fallacies, mountebanks and hobgoblins."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something together, are companions. Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not."

Clarence Irving Lewis
Clarence Irving Lewis "That Hideous Strength"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another."

Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift "Thoughts On Various Subjects"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)