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There are no enemies in contemplative life.

Just some annoying, fair-weather, and abusive friends.

Thought is not politics.

There are no enemies in intellectual life, only many kinds of friends.


The transition from adversary to be debated to enemy to be defeated marks the shift from politicized intellectual to intellectualized politics. 

I will never become my enemy.

Yet we can learn from our enemy. We can even learn to become more like them.

Neo-fascism is neo-colonialism.

We will never defeat an enemy who bears a truth in distorted form without accepting that truth in its true form.

How do you know we’re friends?

Well, you can talk to your friends. That’s what friends are for.

Learn from your enemy, democrats.

Learn, first of all, that there are friends and enemies.

Michael Oakeshott, conservative.

How easy it is to love this enemy!


Be wary of the friend who emphasizes how right you are whenever you state some trivial truth. They must take you for an imbecile or an enemy.

Every binary implies a triad.

To take a political example: there are friends, enemies, and neutrals.