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Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.

William Faulkner (1897-1962) American novelist and short-story writer.

Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.

John Keats (1795-1821) British poet.

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.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.

Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love.

Terence (195/185 BC-159 BC) Playwright of the Roman Republic.

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.

John Donne (1572-1632) English poet.