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Contemplative and bookish men must of necessity be more quarrelsome than others, because they contend not about matter of fact, nor can determine their controversies by any certain witnesses, nor judges. But as long as they go towards peace, that is Truth, it is no matter which way.

Author: John Donne (1572-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

The falling out of faithful friends, renewing is of love.

Author: Richard Edwardes

Profession:

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

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.

Author: William Faulkner (1897-1962)

Profession: American Novelist

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

Author: St. Francis De Sales (1567-1622)

Profession: Roman Catholic Bishop, Writer

The longer a man lives in this world the more he must be convinced that all domestic quarrels had better never be obtruded on the public; for, let the husband be right, or let him be wrong, there is always a sympathy existing for women which is certain to give the man the worst of it.

Author: Benjamin Haydon (1786-1846)

Profession: British Artist

The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel -- and all of them are right.

Author: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Profession: German Poet, Journalist

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.

Author: John Keats (1795-1821)

Profession: British Poet

The most terrible fight is not when there is one opinion against another, the most terrible is when two men say the same thing -- and fight about the interpretation, and this interpretation involves a difference of quality.

Author: Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Profession: Danish Philosopher, Writer

I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.

Author: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper and loss of self control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

The enemy is like a woman, weak in face of opposition, but correspondingly strong when not opposed. In a quarrel with a man, it is natural for a woman to lose heart and run away when he faces up to her; on the other hand, if the man begins to be afraid and to give ground, her rage, vindictiveness and fury overflow and know no limit.

Author: St. Ignatius Loyola (1495-1556)

Profession: Spanish Theologian, Founder of the Jesuits

The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

I find my wife hath something in her gizzard, that only waits an opportunity of being provoked to bring up; but I will not, for my content-sake, give it.

Author: Samuel Pepys (1633-1703)

Profession: British Diarist