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"Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies."
- Arabian Proverb

"A man with no enemies is a man with no character."

"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."
Matthew 5:11-12, King James Version

"Viel feind, viel ehr" (Translation: many enemies, much honour)
Georg von Frundsberg

“You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do no bother yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life clear.”
Victor Hugo, Choses Vues 1849-1885

I don't feel right, ain't got enough haters
Somebody send me some, so I can aggravate them
Plies - "Watch Dis"

"I usually judge how cool I'm being by how many angry people are following me around with signs."

A man’s greatness can be measured by his enemies.
Don Piatt

You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies.

I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.

You know, I used to think it was our families that made us who we are? Then I hoped it was our friends. But if you look at history, the great men and women of the world have always been defined... by their enemies.

I envy your enemies, Commander. To be hated by ones so powerful speaks well of you. My krogan would destroy anything we face to earn such a reputation.
Urdnot Dagg, Mass Effect 3

It takes a great enemy to make a great airplane.
Air Force saying

Amy: So, you have enemies, then?
Eleventh Doctor: Everyone's got enemies.
Amy: Yeah, but mine's the woman outside Budgens with the mental Jack Russell. You've got, you know, ARCH enemies.

— Chaos Space Marines, Warhammer40000/Dawn of War

The Tally of mine Virtue shall be the List of my Foes.
— Godric Griffindor, Significant Digits

If you encounter enemies, you're going the right way.
Videogame saying

You're now important enough to be worth murdering.
Enjoying Lethal Prominence - A worthy target, Fallen London

Riley Freeman: I can't wait for niggas to start hating, I can't wait!
Huey Freeman: So you judge your success by the amount of ill will you generate from those around you?
Riley Freeman: Hey, if niggas ain't mad at you, you're doing something wrong.
Huey Freeman: By that definition then, you have a very bright future.
Riley Freeman: Thanks man.


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