Quotes of Discord

“ Love taught him shame; and shame, with love at strife, Soon taught the sweet civilities of life. ”

- John Dryden

“ Discord occasions a momentary distress to the ear, which remains unsatisfied, and even uneasy, until it hears something better. ”

- Charles Burney

“ O Lorenzo, If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife, Become a Christian and thy loving wife! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Scarcely one out of thousands of persons strives for perfection of Self-realization. ”

- Bhagavad Gita

“ But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance, it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ I don't think nationalism is alone holding the field; it's in contention with a lot of different things. ”

- Peter Singer

“ I think it's fair to say we have a rather major disagreement on this point. ”

- Christopher Hill

“ Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, / Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, / Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. ”

- Bible

“ For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin. ”

- Bible

“ Man and wife, Coupled together for the sake of strife. ”

- Charles Churchill

“ The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of resistance: it is the dissidence of dissent, and the Protestantism of the Protestant religion. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ For thine own purpose, thou hast sent The strife and the discouragement! ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ The philosopher strives to find the liberating word, that is, the word that finally permits us to grasp what up to now has intangibly weighed down upon our consciousness. ”

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

- Homer

“ There is a disagreement. ”

- Bill Frist

“ Passion and strife bow down the mind. ”

- Virgil

“ It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. ”

- Bible

“ Dissensions, like small streams, are first begun, Scarce seen they rise, but gather as they run: So lines that from their parallel decline, More they proceed the more they still disjoin. ”

- Sir Samuel Garth

“ Have always been at daggers-drawing, And one another clapper-clawing. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ To seek, beneath the universal strife, the hidden harmony of things. ”

- Will Durant

“ It is better to live in peace than in bitterness and strife. ”

- Confucius

“ Only he is free who cultivates his own thoughts, and strives without fear to do justice to them. ”

- Berthold Auerbach

“ Emulation admires and strives to imitate great actions; envy is only moved to malice. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ And filled the air with barbarous dissonance. ”

- John Milton

“ Waking is strife; sleep is the truce of God! ”

- Henry Van Dyke

“ We can redeem anyone who strives unceasingly. ”

- Goethe

“ We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work. ”

- Kevin Kelly

“ Hitchcock loves to be misunderstood, because he has based his whole life around misunderstandings. ”

- Francois Truffaut

“ Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city. ”

- Bible

“ There's never going to be a great misunderstanding of me. I think I'm a little whacked. ”

- Pamela Anderson
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