In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before they can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than an aloof friend.
—Madame Sophie Swetchine (pron “SVYEE-chen”; Public Domain)
(Madame Swetchine was a Russian mystic who converted to Catholicism in 1815 and, as a result, was forced to emigrate to Paris.)