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Dispute Quotes

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Wilkie Collins
“Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.”
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins
“No sensible man ever engages, unprepared, in a fencing match of words with a woman.”
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

Lemony Snicket
“Arguing with somebody is never pleasant, but sometimes it is useful and necessary to do so.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Michel de Montaigne
“I find I am much prouder of the victory I obtain over myself, when, in the very ardor of dispute, I make myself submit to my adversary’s force of reason, than I am pleased with the victory I obtain over him through his weakness.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

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

J.B.S. Haldane
“The four stages of acceptance:
1. This is worthless nonsense.
2. This is an interesting, but perverse, point of view.
3. This is true, but quite unimportant.
4. I always said so."

(Review of The Truth About Death, in: Journal of Genetics 1963, Vol. 58, p.464)”
J.B.S. Haldane

Giordano Bruno
“They dispute not in order to find or even to seek Truth, but for victory, and to appear the more learned and strenuous upholders of a contrary opinion. Such persons should be avoided by all who have not a good breastplate of patience.”
Giordano Bruno

Criss Jami
“Those who live as though God sets the rules are not going by their own rules. That is the self-sacrifice, or selflessness, that peace more often than not requires. Those who insist on going by their own rules cannot make that sacrifice. They are the steady adherents of (global) conflict because they are forever fighting both themselves and others to do whatever they think that they want to do.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“During the flames of controversy, opinions, mass disputes, conflict, and world news, sometimes the most precious, refreshing, peaceful words to hear amidst all the chaos are simply and humbly 'I don't know.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Toba Beta
“If enemy offers you two options,
surprise him with your third one,
end the feud with the fourth one.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Toba Beta
“When two wise men are blaming one another,
then time has come for you to be the third one.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Lucian Blaga
“Să nu te cerţi cu oamenii mai mult decât cu tine însuţi.”
Lucian Blaga

Thomas Paine
“It has been the practice of all Christian commentators on the Bible, and of all Christian priests and preachers, to impose the Bible on the world as a mass of truth, and as the word of God; they have disputed and wrangled, and have anathematized each other about the supposable meaning of particular parts and passages therein; one has said and insisted that such a passage meant such a thing, another that it meant directly the contrary, and a third, that it meant neither one nor the other, but something different from both; and this they have called understanding the Bible.

It has happened, that all the answers that I have seen to the former part of 'The Age of Reason' have been written by priests: and these pious men, like their predecessors, contend and wrangle, and understand the Bible; each understands it differently, but each understands it best; and they have agreed in nothing but in telling their readers that Thomas Paine understands it not.”
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Calvin Coolidge
“The Business of Our Firm is Business"
-Donald W. Hudspeth from:

"The Business of America is Business"
-Calvin Coolidge”
Calvin Coolidge

Criss Jami
“Whatever thing a man gets quickly enraged about is his idol, and whatever thing he makes his idol becomes his religion.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

T.F. Hodge
“When 'Dirty Mack' salts your flow, get beyond feelings of hurt, anger, bitterness, and especially vengeance. Be glad, and take refuge in knowing light has been cast on the shadow of hatred, envy or jealousy that has mocked your shine. And press forward with your purpose - allowing time and space to clear the way for karmic justice on your behalf.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“I realized that more and more I was saying, 'It seems to me that we have come to the time war ought to be given up. It no longer makes sense to kill 20 million or 40 million people because of a dispute between two nations who are running things, or decisions made by the people who really are running things. It no longer makes sense. Nobody wins. Nobody benefits from destructive war of this sort and there is all of this human suffering.' And Einstein was saying the same thing of course. So that is when we decided — my wife and I — that first, I was pretty effective as a speaker. Second, I better start boning up, studying these other fields so that nobody could stand up and say, 'Well, the authorities say such and such '.”
Linus Pauling

Ana Claudia Antunes
“She was born under the sign of Gemini. And that stands for the good and evil twin. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde both hiding and residing inside her heart. Her good twin was not bad at all. But her evil twin was even better, and showed up to be way too fatal!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Mysterious Murder of Marilyn Monroe

Russell Baker
“One of the many burdens of the person professing Christianity has always been the odium likely to be heaped upon him by fellow Christians quick to smell out, denounce and punish fraud, hypocrisy and general unworthiness among those who assert the faith. In ruder days, disputes about what constituted a fully qualified Christian often led to sordid quarrels in which the disputants tortured, burned and hanged each other in the conviction that torture, burning and hanging were Christian things to do…”
Russell Baker

“There is no Situation in which Arms can get an Answer. Arms only ensure, that there would Never be an Answer.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Kamand Kojouri
“Don’t say to yourself, ‘Everyone argues!’ to justify and normalise your fighting, when the most natural thing is to love.”
Kamand Kojouri

Kit Habianic
“Beneath Albright’s office, the colliery sprawled across the hillside, red brick buildings scattered as though hurled from a great height, a hotchpotch of mismatched structures spattered on the valley floor. At the bottom stood the winding house, wheels motionless, above it, the engineering sheds and workshops, canteen and bath house. All lay empty. No buzz and hum of machinery. No voices raised in laughter or dispute. Gwyn found it unsettling: his lads had been out a month and a half and already the power had drained from the place. In the stillness, he caught the echo of footsteps. The crunch of boots on gravel. Generations of long-gone Pritchards clocking in and out. He was bound to Blackthorn by the coal that clogged his veins and by a bond of duty. The strike left him as diminished as his pit, day dragging after idle day.”
Kit Habianic, Until Our Blood is Dry

Dada Bhagwan
“When there is no argument [dispute] over a talk, it is called ‘Principle’.”
Dada Bhagwan

Sukant Ratnakar
“Whenever there is a conflict between pink and blue, let the pink win, happiness is more important then colors.”
Sukant Ratnakar , Open The Windows: To the World around You

Clement of Alexandria
“La rhétorique a pour principe ce qui est probable; pour moyen, l'argument ; pour fin, la persuasion : l'art de la dispute a pour principe ce qui est vraisemblable ; pour moyen, la discussion ; pour fin, la victoire.”
Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies

Vijay Fafat
“Do not dispute your thirst of water…
…not with the flowing brook.”
Vijay Fafat, The Ninth Pawn of White - A Book of Unwritten Verses

“Man will always dispute who god is.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Michel de Montaigne
“I love to discourse and dispute, but it is with but few men, and for myself; for to do it as a spectacle and entertainment to great persons, and to make of a man’s wit and words competitive parade is, in my opinion, very unbecoming a man of honor.”
Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne
“What will it be in the end? One flies to the east, the other to the west; they lose the principle, dispersing it in the crowd of incidents: after an hour of tempest, they know not what they seek: one is low, the other high, and a third wide. One catches at a word and a simile; another is no longer sensible of what is said in opposition to him, and thinks only of going on at his own rate, not of answering you: another, finding himself too weak to make good his rest, fears all, refuses all, at the very beginning, confounds the subject; or, in the very height of the dispute, stops short and is silent, by a peevish ignorance affecting a proud contempt or a foolishly modest avoidance of further debate: provided this man strikes, he cares not how much he lays himself open; the other counts his words and weighs them for reasons; another only brawls and uses the advantage of his lungs. Here’s one who learnedly concludes against himself, and another, who deafens you with prefaces and senseless digressions: another falls into downright railing, and seeks a quarrel after the German fashion, to disengage himself from a wit that presses too hard upon him: and a last man sees nothing into the reason of the thing, but draws a line of circumvallation about you of dialectic clauses, and the formulas of his art.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

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