Quotes About Disagreement

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“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
S.G. Tallentyre, The Friends of Voltaire

George R.R. Martin
“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Albert Einstein
“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social enviroment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions."

(Essay to Leo Baeck, 1953)”
Albert Einstein

Ashly Lorenzana
“It's okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn't give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don't like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Anthony Bourdain
“I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you.”
Anthony Bourdain

“Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.”
Maimonides, The Guide for the Perplexed

Friedrich Nietzsche
“He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

Brandon Sanderson
“Jasnah had once defined a fool as a person who ignored information because it disagreed with desired results.”
Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

D.R. Silva
“I will never compromise Truth for the sake of getting along with people who can only get along when we agree.”
D.R. Silva

Iain Pears
“Do you know, the only people I can have a conversation with are the Jews? At least when they quote scripture at you they are not merely repeating something some priest has babbled in their ear. They have the great merit of disagreeing with nearly everything I say. In fact, they disagree with almost everything they say themselves. And most importantly, they don't think that shouting strengthens their argument.”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

Jonathan Swift
“That was excellently observed’, say I, when I read a passage in an author, where his opinion agrees with mine. When we differ, there I pronounce him to be mistaken.”
Jonathan Swift

Criss Jami
“It always seems as though the definition of love will remain debatable by an opinionated world.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Criss Jami
“The love of conflict is most evident when opposing forces join sides to defeat the peacemaker.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“[Y]ou [man] are fool enough, it seems, to dare to war with [woman=] me, when for your faithful ally you might win me easily.”
Aristophanes, Lysistrata

Criss Jami
“There are 2 kinds of fighters: those who fight because they hate, and those who fight because they love.”
Criss Jami

H. Rider Haggard
“Strange are the pictures of the future that mankind can thus draw with this brush of faith and these many-coloured pigments of the imagination! Strange, too, that no one of them tallies with another!”
H. Rider Haggard, She

Santosh Kalwar
“What I can give is not necessary what you will get but along our disagreements we will find some alternate ways.”
Santosh Kalwar

Mortimer J. Adler
“You must be able to say "I understand," before you can say "I agree," or "I disagree," or "I suspend judgment.”
Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Henry Cloud
“It is extremely important to be able to make negative assertions. We must be able to say what is ‘not me’ in order to have a ‘me’. What we like has no meaning unless we know what we don’t like. Our yes has no meaning if we never say no. My chosen profession has no passion if ‘just anyone would do’. Our opinions and thoughts mean very little if there is nothing we disagree with.”
Henry Cloud, Changes That Heal: How to Understand the Past to Ensure a Healthier Future

“Instead of seeing how much pain I can dish out towards those I disagree with, or who I believe have done me wrong, I seek to follow the golden rule and use my words and behavior to create more of what the world needs – love, compassion, and connection.”
Aspen Baker

Jeannette Walls
“The sound of thunder awake me, and when I got up, my feet sank into muddy water up to my ankles. Mother took Buster and Helen to high ground to pray, but I stayed behind with Apache and Lupe. We barricaded the door with the rug and started bailing water out the window. Mother came back and begged us to go pray with her on the hilltop.
"To heck with praying!" I shouted. "Bail, dammit, bail!"
Mom look mortified. I could tell she thought I'd probably doomed us all with my blasphemy, and I was a little shocked at it myself, but with the water rising so fast, the situation was dire. We had lit the kerosene lamp, and we could see the walls of the dugout were beginning to sag inward. If Mom had pitched in and helped, there was a chance we might have been able to save the dugout - not a good chance, but a fighting chance. Apache and Lupe and I couldn't do it on our own, though, and when the ceiling started to cave, we grabbed Mom's walnut headboard and pulled it through the door just as the dugout collapsed in on itself, burying everything.
Afterward, I was pretty aggravated with Mom. She kept saying that the flood was God's will and we had to submit to it. But I didn't see things that way. Submitting seemed to me a lot like giving up. If God gave us the strength to bail - the gumption to try to save ourselves - isn't that what he wanted us to do?”
Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

Fredrik Backman
“It was more an argument where the little disagreements had ended up so entangled that every new word was treacherously booby-trapped, and in the end it wasn't possible to open one's mouth at all without setting off at least four unexploded mines from earlier conflicts. It was the sort of argument that had just run, and run and run. Until one day it just ran out.”
Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

“The rich, the poor, the high professor and the prophane [sic], seem all to be infected with this grievous disorder, so that the love of our neighbor seems to be quite banished, the love of self and opinions so far prevails.”
Christopher Marshall

Patrick Rothfuss
“I do not understand this man," [Tempi] said. "Is he attempting to buy sex with me? Or does he wish to fight?”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Criss Jami
“These days when Christians bicker they exaggerate passion into a legalistic belief and prosperity into a lukewarm belief.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Vironika Tugaleva
“Life is not a sport. Life is not math. There is no final end goal and there is no right answer. Just because your truth does not match someone else's truth does not make either of you wrong. Life is not a zero sum game. If I am right, that does not make you wrong. If you are right, that does not make me wrong either. A jar of vinegar can sit in a cupboard beside a box of baking soda peacefully, and we can allow those who disagree with us to exist alongside us without reacting to them. There is nothing to prove. There is enough room in the world for all of us.”
Vironika Tugaleva

Jack London
“Insanity? The mental processes of a man with whom one disagrees, are always wrong. Where is the line between wrong mind and sane mind? It is inconceivable that any sane man can radically disagree with one's most sane conclusions.”
Jack London, The Iron Heel

“Only a foolish child would go swimming in the river that swallowed his father.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

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