Before picking fights, learn to assess your opponents.
Eye-for-eye’ policy works well when you are stronger than the one who has hurt you. When your opponent is more powerful than you, ‘offer your other cheek’ law often works better.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.
Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
I'm not comparing myself to Bobby Kennedy by any stretch, but he was opposed by the liberal establishment, too. Eleanor Roosevelt was the biggest opponent to him running.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him.
Negotiating means getting the best of your opponent.
Negotiation means getting the best of your opponent.
Saddam Hussein was an odious dictator, but he was also a very effective opponent of Iran. He was also a very effective opponent of al-Qaida.
The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.
Don't underestimate your opponent, but don't overestimate them, either.
Any opponent can be a stumbling block.
I give the utmost importance to each opponent; otherwise, I can't move forward.