The dove loves when it quarrels; the wolf hates when it flatters.
To care for the quarrels of the past, to identify oneself passionately with a cause that became, politically speaking, a losing cause with the birth of the modern world, is to experience a kind of straining against reality, a rebellious nonconformity that, again, is rare in America, where children are instructed in the virtues of the system they live under, as though history had achieved a happy ending in American civics.Joseph McCarthy
'Tis sweet to win, no matter how, one's laurels By blood or ink; 'tis sweet to put an end To strife; 'tis sometimes sweet to have our quarrels, Particularly with a tiresome friend; Sweet is old wine in bottles, ale in barrels; Dear is the helpless creature we defend Against the world; and dear the schoolboy spot We ne'er forget, though there we are forgot.Rochdale
The time has come to educate people, to cease all quarrels in the name of religion, culture, countries, different political or economic systems. Fighting is useless. Suicide.Dalai Lama
He changes his opinions as he does his friends, and much on the same account. He has no comfort in fixed principles; as soon as anything is settled in his own mind, he quarrels with it. He has no satisfaction but the chase after truth, runs a question down, worries and kills it, then quits it like a vermin, and starts some new game, to lead him a new dance, and give him a fresh breathing through bog and brake, with the rabble yelping at his heels and the leaders perpetually at fault.william hazlitt
The secret of getting along with people is that of postponing quarrels.murray leinster
To care for the quarrels of the past, to identify oneself passionately with a cause that became, politically speaking, a losing cause with the birth of the modern world, is to experience a kind of straining against reality, a rebellious nonconformity that, again, is rare in America, where children are instructed in the virtues of the system they live under, as though history had achieved a happy ending in American civics.mary mccarthy
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.wendell phillips
All the gang of those who rule us Hope our quarrels never stop Helping them to split and fool us So they can remain on top.bertolt brecht
Those who in quarrels intepose Must often wipe a bloody nose.john gay
Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most? There are not many husbands and wives, who can bear the charges of plaguing one another in a handsome way.john gay
...our quarrels with the world are like our quarrels with God: no matter how right we are, we are wrong.Randall Jarrell
If slavery, barbarism and desolation are to be called peace, men can have no worse misfortune. No doubt there are usually more and sharper quarrels between parents and children, than between masters and slaves; yet it advances not the art of household management to change a father's right into a right of property, and count children but as slaves. Slavery, then, and not peace, is furthered by handing, over the whole authority to one man.Baruch Spinoza, in Political Treatise (1677), Tractatus Politicus as translated by A. H. Gosset (1883), Ch. 6, On Monarchy - Alternate site (this is an unfinished work, left incomplete by Spinoza's death).
If men possessed wisdom, which stands in the same relation to the form of man as the sight to the eye, they would not cause any injury to themselves or to others, for the knowledge of the truth removes hatred and quarrels, and prevents mutual injuries.maimonides
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, in David Welky America Between the Wars, 1919-1941: A Documentary Reader, John Wiley & Sons, 24 January 2012, p.199
Do the rhetorical quarrels of bourgeois political parties have anything to do with the interests of the humble and downtrodden?mario vargas llosa
Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat.william shakespeare
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, Dictionnaire philosophique portatif ("A Philosophical Dictionary") (1764), Weakness on Both Sides.
How many quarrels, and how important, has the doubt as to the meaning of this syllable "Hoc" produced for the world!Michel de Montaigne
Oh! if I were Queen of France, or, still better, Pope of Rome, I would have no fighting men abroad and no weeping maids at home; All the world should be at peace; or if kings must show their might, Why, let them who make the quarrels be the only ones to fight.Charles Jeffries, Jeannette and Jeannot.
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