Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
This quote implies that one's worth or character should not be determined by the number of friends they have, but rather by the opposition and enemies they have faced. It suggests that the strength of one's convictions and actions can be better assessed by examining the reactions and resistance they have encountered. By focusing on the adversaries one has gathered through their words and actions, the quote suggests that an individual's impact or significance can be measured by the responses they have elicited from those who disagree with them.
Religion does not help me. The faith that others give to what is unseen, I give to what one can touch, and look at. My gods dwell in temples made with hands; and within the circle of actual experience is my creed made perfect and complete: too complete, it may be, for like many or all of those who have placed their heaven in this earth, I have found in it not merely the beauty of heaven, but the horror of hell also.