Our New Terrorist Enemies

Sunday, September 21, 2014 – Our New Terrorist Enemies

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future. ~ Adolf Hitler

The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don’t ask for their love; only for their fear. ~ Heinrich Himmler

I like to be in waiting rooms with people as they’re auditioning, because their terror calms me. ~ John C. McGinley

In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential, but in a society that’s filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption, the act of terror may be the only meaningful act. ~ Don DeLillo

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country. ~ Maximilien Robespierre

The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror. ~ Peter Kropotkin

The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea. ~ Jean-Luc Godard

Terror made me cruel. ~ Emily Bronte

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. ~ Alfred Hitchcock

No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true. ~ Oscar Wilde

If we like them, they’re freedom fighters… If we don’t like them, they’re terrorists. In the unlikely case we can’t make up our minds, they’re temporarily only guerrillas. ~ Carl Sagan

Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it. ~ Noam Chomsky

Terrorism is the price of empire. If you do not wish to pay the price, you must give up the empire. ~ Pat Buchanan

To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind. ~ Seneca

Terror is as much a part of the concept of truth as runniness is of the concept of jam. We wouldn’t like jam if it didn’t, by its very nature, ooze. We wouldn’t like truth if it wasn’t sticky, if, from time to time, it didn’t ooze blood. ~ Jean Baudrillard

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

War is the slaughter of human beings, temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible. ~ Jeanette Rankin

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies. ~ F. M. Cornford

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. ~ Eric Hoffer

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. ~ Sally Kempton

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. ~ Romans 12:20

He hasn’t an enemy in the world – but all his friends hate him. ~ Eddie Cantor

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons. ~ C. S. Lewis

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

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ John F. Kennedy

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. ~ Oscar Wilde

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it. ~ Voltaire

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Let my enemies devour each other. ~ Salvador Dali

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies. ~ Baltasar Gracian

One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling. ~ William James

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment. ~ Lord Chesterfield

The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people. ~ Christopher Morley

Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads, and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are both surrounded by enemies. ~ James Stephens

I’m just grateful to be on this planet. I have no enemies that I know of. I’m just the guy who makes happy. ~ Chubby Checker

People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts. ~ Paul Hindemith

We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends. ~ P. D. James

The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he’s on. ~ Joseph Heller

Money can’t buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy. ~ Spike Milligan

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. ~ Mark Twain

A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men. ~ Colette

After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished. ~ Christopher Columbus

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror. ~ Douglas Horton


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