If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
A liberal is a man too broad minded to take his own side in a quarrel.
In love quarrels the party that loves the most is always most willing to acknowledge the greater fault.
The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms; everything is more beautiful when they have passed.
Persons unmask their evilest qualities when they do quarrel.
When worthy men fall out, only one of them may be faulty at the first; but if strife continue long, commonly both become guilty.
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.
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.
We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is a civil war, and in all such contentions, triumphs are defeats.
Coarse kindness is at least better than coarse anger; and in all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of its dullness.
The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel -- and all of them are right.
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 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.
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 same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.