„We have met the enemy and he is us.“

—  Walt Kelly, Pogo

This is derived from the famous statement of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry on the "War of 1812": "We have met the enemy and they are ours". It appeared in a "modern day" poster for the first Earth Day in April 1970, and next in the comic strip itself in August 1970 in Porky Pine's mouth, and was re-used by Kelly in a subsequent Earth Day poster (1971), and further strips and in the title of the book Pogo : We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us (1972).
A similar statement was actually used by Kelly many years earlier in his introduction http://www.igopogo.com/we_have_met.htm to The Pogo Papers (1953) which he closes with these comments:
:Traces of nobility, gentleness and courage persist in all people, do what we will to stamp out the trend. So, too, do those characteristics which are ugly. It is just unfortunate that in the clumsy hands of a cartoonist all traits become ridiculous, leading to a certain amount of self-conscious expostulation and the desire to join battle.
There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blast on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us.
Pogo comic strip (1948 - 1975), Pogo

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Walt Kelly fénykép
Walt Kelly
1913 - 1973

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Oliver Hazard Perry fénykép

„We have met the enemy and they are ours.“

—  Oliver Hazard Perry United States Naval Officer 1785 - 1819

Dispatch to General William Henry Harrison after the Battle of Lake Erie, (10 September 1813)
Kontextus: We have met the enemy and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.

Alexander Suvorov fénykép

„When the enemy is driven back, we have failed, and when he is cut off, encircled and dispersed, we have succeeded.“

—  Alexander Suvorov Russian military commander 1730 - 1800

"The Book of Military Quotations" - Page 124 by Peter G. Tsouras - Reference - 2005.

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Francis Pegahmagabow fénykép

„My mother [Eva] told me he used to go behind enemy lines, rub shoulders with the enemy forces and never get caught. … He was always saying how we have to live in harmony with all living things in this world.—Duncan Pegahmagabow“

—  Francis Pegahmagabow World War I sniper 1891 - 1952

[harv, June 30, 2005, 2005, http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=history/other/native/peaceful, Native Soldiers - Foreign Battlefields, Veterans Affairs Canada, 2010-05-11, Veterans Affairs Canada]

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Ho Chi Minh fénykép

„In practice, the enemy has been making much more propaganda for us than we have ourselves.“

—  Ho Chi Minh Vietnamese communist leader and first president of Vietnam 1890 - 1969

Instructions Given at the Conference (Fall 1950)

Niels Bohr fénykép

„How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.“

—  Niels Bohr Danish physicist 1885 - 1962

As quoted in Niels Bohr : The Man, His Science, & the World They Changed (1966) by Ruth Moore, p. 196

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Mao Zedong fénykép

„The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue.“

—  Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976

A Single Spark Can Start A Prairie Fire https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-1/mswv1_6.htm (1930)
He later wrote the similar quote "When guerrillas engage a stronger enemy, they withdraw when he advances; harass him when he stops; strike him when he is weary; pursue him when he withdraws." On Guerrilla Warfare https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/works/1937/guerrilla-warfare/ch01.htm (1937), Chapter 1 - "What Is Guerrilla Warfare?"

Bernard Cornwell fénykép
Sepp Dietrich fénykép

„We fought against an enemy six times as large as us.“

—  Sepp Dietrich German SS commander 1892 - 1966

To Leon Goldensohn, February 28, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" - by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004

William G. Boykin fénykép

„Well, is he [bin Laden] the enemy? Next slide. Or is this man [Saddam] the enemy? The enemy is none of these people I have showed you here. The enemy is a spiritual enemy. He’s called the principality of darkness. The enemy is a guy called Satan.“

—  William G. Boykin Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 1948

Speech at a First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Florida General who voiced his faith cleared on major accusations http://www.bpnews.net/18948, June 2003.

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve fénykép

„Since it is necessary to have enemies, let us endeavour to have those who do us honour.“

—  Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve French literary critic 1804 - 1869

Puisqu'il faut avoir des ennemis, tâchons d'en avoir qui nous fassent honneur.
Derniers portraits littéraires (1852; Paris: Didier, 1858) p. 534 ; translated by W. Fraser Rae, in Sainte-Beuve English Portraits (London: Dalby, Isbister, 1875) p. xci.

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