„I do not need any friends. I prefer enemies. They are better company and their feelings towards you are always genuine.“

Quelle: The Doctor and the Devils

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Dylan Thomas3
walisischer Dichter 1914 - 1953

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„Don't explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

Quelle: Economic Warfare Quotes

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„Never explain — your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915

The Motto Book (1907).
Variante: Never explain — your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.

Ben Harper Foto

„To be successful you need friends and to be very successful you need enemies.“

—  Sidney Sheldon, buch The Other Side of Midnight

Quelle: The Other Side of Midnight

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„Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.“

—  Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695

Rien n'est si dangereux qu'un ignorant ami;
Mieux vaudrait un sage ennemi.
Book VIII (1678-1679), fable 10.
Fables (1668–1679)
Variante: Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.

George Gordon Byron Foto

„If I could always read I should never feel the want of company.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

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Richelle Mead Foto

„I am a stranger. You do not need to lie to me or pretend. Only with friends do you need masks.“

—  David Gemmell, buch The King Beyond the Gate

Quelle: Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Ch. 2

John C. Dvorak Foto

„The computer division of Apple will eventually become a genuine albatross around the company's neck. So it's better off as a standalone company focused on computers.“

—  John C. Dvorak US journalist and radio broadcaster 1952

Apple Should Spin Off the Macintosh - Making a separate company for MacOS PCs is smart for all involved http://pcmag.com/commentary/345453/apple-should-spin-off-the-macintosh in PC Magazine (22 June 2016)
2010s

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Emil M. Cioran Foto

„A distant enemy is always preferable to one at the gate.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, buch History and Utopia

History and Utopia (1960)

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„I'm a good friend, but I'm a hell of an enemy. As your enemy, I want your demise. When I feel that in my heart it burns till I die.“

—  Mike Tyson American boxer 1966

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml;jsessionid=CEDUJVE3P05PLQFIQMFSFFOAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/sport/2002/05/01/sotys02.xml&page=2
On himself

Kate Bush Foto

„Only you can do something about it.
There's no-one there, my friend, any better.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, 50 Words for Snow (2011)

Robert Greene Foto

„do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?“

—  Robert Greene, buch The 48 Laws of Power

Quelle: The 48 Laws of Power

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„Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

His response when "accused of treating his opponents with too much courtesy and kindness, and when it was pointed out to him that his whole duty was to destroy them", as quoted in More New Testament Words (1958) by William Barclay; either this anecdote or Lincoln's reply may have been adapted from a reply attributed to Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund:
:* Some courtiers reproached the Emperor Sigismond that, instead of destroying his conquered foes, he admitted them to favour. “Do I not,” replied the illustrious monarch, “effectually destroy my enemies, when I make them my friends?”
::* "Daily Facts" in The Family Magazine Vol. IV (1837), p. 123 http://books.google.de/books?id=aW0EAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA123&dq=destroy; also quoted as simply in "Do I not effectually destroy my enemies, in making them my friends?" in The Sociable Story-teller (1846)
Disputed

Paul Thurrott Foto

„[Apple] events are tough for non-sycophants such as myself. I don't take everything Apple says at face value, as they would prefer. And I certainly don't buy into the theory that the world's most profitable company is in any way out to help humanity or make the world a better place.“

—  Paul Thurrott American podcaster, author, and blogger 1966

Analysis: Apple's September 2017 Announcements http://thurrott.com/mobile/ios/134901/analysis-apples-september-2017-announcements in Thurrott - The Home For Tech Enthusiasts: News, Reviews & Analysis (13 September 2017)

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„It occurred to me that if my friends were loathsome, perhaps I needed to learn from my enemies.“

—  Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951

Homecoming saga, Earthborn (1995)

Bobby Fischer Foto

„I don't keep any close friends. I don't keep any secrets. I don't need friends. I just tell everybody everything, that's all.“

—  Bobby Fischer American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008

1960s, Portrait of a Genius As a Young Chess Master (1961)

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