Quotes and Sayings about Quarrel



"Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive."
- Antisthenes
(Related: Gifts, Quarrels)

"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
(Related: Life, Mother, Daughter, Conflict, Empathy, Quarrels, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Anger, Love, Fear, Jealousy, Quarrels)

"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
(Related: People, Quarrel, Talk, Will)

"They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Friendship, Animals, Possession)

"Books and harlots have their quarrels in public."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Books, Public, Quarrels)

"Wild Bill was anything but a quarrelsome man yet I have personal knowledge of at least half a dozen men whom he had at various times killed."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Men, Knowledge, Man)

"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
(Related: Concern, Democracy, Quarrels, Reality, Security)

"Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Originality, Quarrel)

"War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: War, Battle, Fight, Quarrel)

"People were hurt, and because they were hurt, they were angry and quarreled and were jealous of one another."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: People, Hurt)

"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
(Related: People, Country, Nothing, Quarrel, Trying)

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: People, Quarrel)

"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Future, Open, Past, Present, Quarrel)

"Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Family, Nature, Language, Man, Quarrel)

"I would no more quarrel with a man because of his religion than I would because of his art."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Art, Religion, Man, Quarrel)

"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
(Related: Being, Friends, Nonsense, Quarrel)

"In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness."
- George Eliot
(Related: Nature, Quarrels, Reason)

"When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Quarrel)

"Next to coming to a good understanding with a new mistress, I love a quarrel with an old one."
- George Etherege
(Related: Love, Old, Quarrel, Understanding)

"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."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Earth, Sound, Trying, Will)

"Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Family, Quarrels, Rules, Skin, Wounds)

"Most quarrels are inevitable at the time; incredible afterwards."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Time, Quarrels)

"There is much good luck in the world, but it is luck. We are none of us safe. We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Children, Luck, World)

"A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Liberal, Man, Quarrel)

"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
(Related: Quarrel, World)

"I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Quarrel, World)

"I had a lovers quarrel with the world."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Lovers, Quarrel, World)

"Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose."
- John Gay
(Related: Quarrels)

"Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men."
- David Lloyd George
(Related: Men, Blood, Quarrel, Reason, Right)

"Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Quarrels)

"And strictly forbid that any quarrelling be at your meals."
- Robert Grosseteste
"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
(Related: Anger, Men, Religion, Care, Lady, Quarrel)

"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
(Related: Country, Difference, May, Opinion, Quarrel)

"If you dispute with me you will only quarrel with your bread and butter."
- Francis Bond Head
(Related: Quarrel, Will)

"For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Wife, Man, Quarrel)

"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
(Related: Men, War, Blood, Murder, Quarrel)

"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
(Related: Politics, War, Fact, Murder, Quarrels, Victims)

"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
(Related: Opinion, Quarrel, Reality, Sheep, Vegetarianism)

"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
(Related: Men, Meeting, Nations, Quarrel, Will)

"A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Man, Quarrels, Spirit)

"I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Men, Nature, Want)

"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
(Related: Difference, May, Opinion, Quarrel, Today, Violence, Weapons, World)

"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
(Related: Grace, Man, Quarrel)

"I don't like yelling and fighting, and I can't quarrel."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Fighting, Quarrel)

"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
(Related: Quarrel, World)

"We will separate, but we will not quarrel."
- Amos A. Lawrence
(Related: Quarrel, Will)

"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
(Related: Quarrel, Right)

"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
(Related: Power, Hope, Europe, Existence, Nations, Quarrels, states, United, Will, World)

"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
(Related: Country, Force, Quarrel, World)

"Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: History, Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Literature, Quarrels, Will)

"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
(Related: Men, Time, War, Eyes, Glory, Nations, Quarrel)

"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
(Related: Evil, Quarrel)

"I'm armed with more than complete steel, - The justice of my quarrel."
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Justice, Quarrel)

"The peace movement is a great force for peace. Some of the world's most quarrelsome people act out their aggressions through the peace movement."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Peace, People, Act, Force, World)

"Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from falling hands we throw."
- John McCrae
(Related: Quarrel)

"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
(Related: America, Being, Country, Machine, Military, Problems, Quarrel, Want, World, Worry)

"Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end."
- John Milton
(Related: Love, End)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Liberty, Man, Mercy, Property, Quarrels, World)

"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
(Related: History, Power, Contention, Disappointments, Public, Quarrels, Vices)

"Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity."
- Saskya Pandita
(Related: Men, Affection, Cause, Familiarity, Quarrels)

"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
(Related: Change, Time, Quarrels)

"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
(Related: Man, Quarrel, Right)

"Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Politics, Religion, Difference, Quarrels)

"It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it."
- Matthew Prior
(Related: End, Quarrel)

"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
(Related: First, Quarrel)

"The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Love, Lovers, Quarrels)

"Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Fault, Quarrels)

"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
(Related: Life, Quarrel)

"Editing is the same as quarrelling with writers - same thing exactly."
- Harold Ross
(Related: Writers)

"A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Time, Quarrel)

"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
(Related: Life, Culture, Dying, Quarrel)

"A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Friendship, Quarrel)

"A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Battle, Deserted, Party, Quarrel)

"In a false quarrel there is no true valor."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Quarrel, Valor)

"The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Breeding, Man, Quarrel, Woman)

"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
(Related: Facts, Historians, Quarrel, Worth)

"It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Earth, Ugly)

"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
(Related: Actions, Now, Quarrels, Talking, Weakness)

"Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love."
- Terence
(Related: Love, Lovers, Quarrels)

"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
(Related: Society, Authority, Culture, Literature, Quarrel, Self, Sense)

"Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels."
- Voltaire
(Related: Quarrels, Weakness)

"Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Quarrel)

"We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Poetry, Quarrel, Rhetoric)

"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
(Related: Nature, Society, End, Quarrels, Rules, states, Will)

"Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Death, Food, Strength, Bravery, Injury, Numbers, Right, Shame, Trying, Wrong)