The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
“When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn’t said afterward. There’s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in–that’s stronger. It’s a good thing not to answer your enemies.”
**A Little Princess
” Since it is so likely children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”
~~C. S. Lewis
“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”