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Quarrel Quotes and Sayings
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When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and
right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.
- David Lloyd George

Much that we call evil is really good in disguises;
and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood,
nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
- Horace Mann

 

And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own.
I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

We will separate, but we will not quarrel.
- Amos A. Lawrence

If you dispute with me you will only quarrel with your bread and butter.
- Francis Bond Head

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I don't like yelling and fighting, and I can't quarrel.
- Grace Kelly

Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated,
the energies displayed in it are fine;
the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.
- John Keats

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
- Thomas Carlyle

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from falling hands we throw.
- John McCrae

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men
who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder
one another in cold blood.
- Aldous Huxley

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others,
they have a hundred when alone.
- Edgar Watson Howe

A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party;
there is no battle unless there be two.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

First of all, I only get 50 percent of it,
because, I mean, the galleries get 50 and 60 percent.
I mean, that's normal.
I understand that.
I don't quarrel with that.
- Anthony Quinn

You should not quarrel with your neighbour,
for he will remain where he is, but your high handedness
will become the talk of the people.
- Abu Bakr

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another
is a thing which has never yet existed,
from the greatest confederacy of nations
down to a town meeting or a vestry.
- Thomas Jefferson

Next to coming to a good understanding with a new mistress,
I love a quarrel with an old one.
- George Etherege

A married couple are well suited when both partners
usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.
- Jean Rostand

I would no more quarrel with a man because of his religion
than I would because of his art.
- Mary Baker Eddy

Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel,
a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.
- Cyril Connolly

Human life is held in much higher esteem,
and the taking of it, whether in private quarrel or by judicial procedure,
is looked upon much more seriously than it was formerly.
- Elihu Root

A quarrel between friends, when made up,
adds a new tie to friendship.
- Saint Francis de Sales

We would not have our country's vigour exhausted or her moral force abated,
by everlasting meddling and muddling in every quarrel,
great and small, which afflicts the world.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism,
while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- Dean Inge

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
- Robert Frost

Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled.
If one is not to get into a rage sometimes,
what is the good of being friends?
- George Eliot

I had a lovers quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

We make out of the quarrel with others,
rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves,
poetry.
- William Butler Yeats

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right
to kill me because he lives on the other side of a
river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine,
though I have not quarrelled with him?
- Blaise Pascal

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.
- Matthew Prior

Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should
quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
- Edward F. Halifax

It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world,
whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always,
she had to admit, interesting.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In a world which is armed to its teeth with nuclear weapons,
every quarrel or difference of opinion may lead to
violence of a kind quite different from what is possible today.
- Herman Kahn

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths,
but usually quarrel among themselves.
- Daniel Webster

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for,
and constantly quarrel with.
- Thomas Carlyle

We have no quarrel with America.
We all know NATO is the strongest military machine in the world.
We simply want them to stop being so busy with our
country and worry about their own problems.
- Slobodan Milosevic

Those who speak of our culture as dead or dying have a quarrel with life,
and I think they cannot understand its terms,
but must endlessly repeat the projection of their own desires.
- Muriel Rukeyser

I'm armed with more than complete steel,
- The justice of my quarrel.
- Christopher Marlowe

War in men's eyes shall be A monster of iniquity In the good time coming.
Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger;
Nor slaughter men for glory's sake; -
Wait a little longer.
- Charles Mackay

The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians
is that the latter have learned so much about how to
do it that they have forgotten what to do.
They have become so skilled in finding facts that they
have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding.
- Albion W. Small

How horrible, fantastic, incredible,
it is that we should be digging trenches and trying
on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway
country between people of whom we know nothing.
- Neville Chamberlain

We got ratings.
It isn't that they won't quarrel with you,
or say you're always right.
But as long as you stay strong and the ratings are
good and you're reasonable -
I don't think we fought unreasonably.
We basically won that right.
- Norman Lear

The function of literature, through all its mutations,
has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves,
and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with
its society and its culture.
Literature is in that sense subversive.
- Lionel Trilling

We don't think that we are in a quarrel with anybody.
We may have a difference of opinion,
but we'll not allow such differences of opinion to
grow into a problem that stands in the way of reconstructing
the country and regaining the democratic path.
- Rafik Hariri

Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
- Antisthenes

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are
no longer the same persons.
Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves.
- Blaise Pascal

Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.
- John Milton

In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
- George Eliot

Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very
little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
- Robert Lynd

Most quarrels are inevitable at the time;
incredible afterwards.
- E. M. Forster

Now the thing is not to get into unnecessary quarrels
by talking too much and not to indicate any weakness by talking too much;
let our actions speak for themselves.
- Henry L. Stimson

The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.
- Jean Racine

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
- Wendell Phillips

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity.
The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
- Saskya Pandita

Thus, anybody who follows this nature and gives way
its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts,
and go against the conventions and rules of society,
and will end up a criminal.
- Xun Zi

Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
- Andre Gide

Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
- John Gay

Weakness on both sides is, as we know,
the motto of all quarrels.
- Voltaire

Books and harlots have their quarrels in public.
- Walter Benjamin

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
- Thomas Jefferson

Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love.
- Terence

What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments,
the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who
engage in contention for power.
- William S. Paley

The reality is that we are hated not because of our democracy,
freedoms, and generous social security system;
rather,
we are hated because of our involvement in foreign
conflicts and quarrels that were never our concern.
- Amir Butler

What I needed most was to love and to be loved,
eager to be caught.
Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me;
and sure enough,
I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy,
by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
- Saint Augustine

When a mother quarrels with a daughter,
she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict,
and empathy with her daughter's from the conflict with her.
Throughout her life a mother retains this special need
to maintain a good relationship with her daughter.
- Terri Apter

The most shocking fact about war is that its victims
and its instruments are individual human beings,
and that these individual beings are condemned by the
monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered
in quarrels not their own.
- Aldous Huxley

The United States is the world's best hope,
but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations,
if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe,
you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

The life and liberty and property and happiness of
the common man throughout the world are at the absolute
mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen,
involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of.
- Gilbert Murray


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