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  • When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
    * Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so.
    * Benjamin Franklin

  • Quarrels would not last long if the fault were on only one side.
    * François de La Rochefoucauld

  • The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it.
    * André Maurois

  • One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
    * Friedrich Nietzsche

  • A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.
    * Jean Rostand

  • The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
    * William Shakespeare

  • I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.
    * Margaret Thatcher