Quotes of Contention

“ We were always in contention-18 out of 19 years in the playoffs. And all that was because we had a pretty good offense, and we had that flex defense. ”

- Bob Lilly

“ The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions. ”

- Homer

“ Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill, For even though vanquished he could argue still. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and wit against wit. ”

- Lou Brock

“ When you argue against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on. ”

- C.S. Lewis

“ When Earnhardt's not in contention for the championship, when he's not in there for the chase, it's just not the same race. He's probably still hanging on because of his advertising and riding his daddy's reputation. Maybe he'll be up there with the leaders next year. ”

- Bob Smith

“ If there was strife and contention in the home, very little else in life could compensate for it. ”

- Lawana Blackwell

“ No man resolved to make the most of himself has time to waste on personal contention. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ Contention is better than loneliness. ”

- Unknown

“ A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ But sure there is need of other remedies than dreaming, a weak contention of art against nature. ”

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

“ It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ Our contention has always been that Shakespeare is our greatest living author. If he can survive a season on Broadway, he must be. ”

- Terry Hands

“ What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power. ”

- William S. Paley

“ There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within. ”

- Morihei Ueshiba

“ Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. ”

- Josh Billings

“ Behind every argument is someone's ignorance. ”

- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

“ I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. ”

- Unknown

“ A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. ”

- Unknown

“ Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves… ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments. ”

- Georg C. Lichtenberg

“ The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. ”

- Garth Brooks
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