Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.
1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
7. All animals are equal.
War, then, is not a relation between man and man, but a relation between State and State, in which individuals are enemies only by accident, not as men, nor even as citizens, but as soldiers; not as members of the fatherland, but as its defenders. In short, each State can have as enemies only other States and not individual men, inasmuch as it is impossible to claim any true relation between things of different kinds.[La guerre n’est donc point une relation d’homme à homme, mais une relation d’Etat à Etat, dans laquelle les particuliers ne sont ennemis qu’accidentellement, non point comme hommes, ni même comme citoyens, mais comme soldats; non point comme membres de la patrie, mais comme ses défenseurs. Enfin chaque État ne peut avoir pour ennemis que d’autres Etats, et non pas des hommes, attendu qu’entre choses de diverses natures on ne peut fixer aucun vrai rapport.]
Our most cruel enemies are our nearest in blood! Kings have neither brothers, nor sons, nor mothers.
In moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy, but always against one’s own body.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.