A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship, as experience shows that the callosity formed around a broken bone makes it stronger than before.
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
If you get down and quarrel everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?
Tis plain that there is not in nature a point of stability to be found: everything either ascends or declines. When wars are ended abroad, sedition begins at home, and when men are freed from fighting for necessity, they quarrel through ambition.
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
Wise men do not quarrel with each other.
The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.
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.
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.
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.
The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel -- and all of them are right.
Coarse kindness is at least better than coarse anger; and in all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of its dullness.
We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is a civil war, and in all such contentions, triumphs are defeats.
Two things, well considered, would prevent many quarrels: first, to have it well ascertained whether we are not disputing about terms, rather than things; and, secondly, to examine whether that on which we differ is worth contending about.
He that blows the coals in quarrels he has nothing to do with has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
When worthy men fall out, only one of them may be faulty at the first; but if strife continue long, commonly both become guilty.
Persons unmask their evilest qualities when they do quarrel.
The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms; everything is more beautiful when they have passed.
In love quarrels the party that loves the most is always most willing to acknowledge the greater fault.
A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.
Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.
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.
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