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Albion W. Small Quotes and Sayings

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The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians
is that the latter have learned so much about how to
do it that they have forgotten what to do.
They have become so skilled in finding facts that they
have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding.
- Albion W. Small

Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up
the larger program of social analysis and interpretation
which was implicit in Adam Smith's moral philosophy,
but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing
interest in the technique of the production of wealth.
- Albion W. Small

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

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

 

Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and
right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.
- David Lloyd George

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

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others,
they have a hundred when alone.
- Edgar Watson Howe

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We will separate, but we will not quarrel.
- Amos A. Lawrence

A quarrel between friends, when made up,
adds a new tie to friendship.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for,
and constantly quarrel with.
- Thomas Carlyle

You should not quarrel with your neighbour,
for he will remain where he is, but your high handedness
will become the talk of the people.
- Abu Bakr

I would no more quarrel with a man because of his religion
than I would because of his art.
- Mary Baker Eddy

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right
to kill me because he lives on the other side of a
river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine,
though I have not quarrelled with him?
- Blaise Pascal

I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths,
but usually quarrel among themselves.
- Daniel Webster

If you dispute with me you will only quarrel with your bread and butter.
- Francis Bond Head

Next to coming to a good understanding with a new mistress,
I love a quarrel with an old one.
- George Etherege

First of all, I only get 50 percent of it,
because, I mean, the galleries get 50 and 60 percent.
I mean, that's normal.
I understand that.
I don't quarrel with that.
- Anthony Quinn

We would not have our country's vigour exhausted or her moral force abated,
by everlasting meddling and muddling in every quarrel,
great and small, which afflicts the world.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

I had a lovers quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own.
I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

I don't like yelling and fighting, and I can't quarrel.
- Grace Kelly

Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel,
a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.
- Cyril Connolly

In a world which is armed to its teeth with nuclear weapons,
every quarrel or difference of opinion may lead to
violence of a kind quite different from what is possible today.
- Herman Kahn

A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party;
there is no battle unless there be two.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should
quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
- Edward F. Halifax

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men
who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder
one another in cold blood.
- Aldous Huxley

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
- Thomas Carlyle

It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world,
whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always,
she had to admit, interesting.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Much that we call evil is really good in disguises;
and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood,
nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
- Horace Mann

It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.
- Matthew Prior

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another
is a thing which has never yet existed,
from the greatest confederacy of nations
down to a town meeting or a vestry.
- Thomas Jefferson

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
- Robert Frost

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from falling hands we throw.
- John McCrae

We make out of the quarrel with others,
rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves,
poetry.
- William Butler Yeats

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

It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism,
while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- Dean Inge

Human life is held in much higher esteem,
and the taking of it, whether in private quarrel or by judicial procedure,
is looked upon much more seriously than it was formerly.
- Elihu Root

The function of literature, through all its mutations,
has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves,
and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with
its society and its culture.
Literature is in that sense subversive.
- Lionel Trilling

We got ratings.
It isn't that they won't quarrel with you,
or say you're always right.
But as long as you stay strong and the ratings are
good and you're reasonable -
I don't think we fought unreasonably.
We basically won that right.
- Norman Lear

We don't think that we are in a quarrel with anybody.
We may have a difference of opinion,
but we'll not allow such differences of opinion to
grow into a problem that stands in the way of reconstructing
the country and regaining the democratic path.
- Rafik Hariri

Those who speak of our culture as dead or dying have a quarrel with life,
and I think they cannot understand its terms,
but must endlessly repeat the projection of their own desires.
- Muriel Rukeyser

War in men's eyes shall be A monster of iniquity In the good time coming.
Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger;
Nor slaughter men for glory's sake; -
Wait a little longer.
- Charles Mackay

I'm armed with more than complete steel,
- The justice of my quarrel.
- Christopher Marlowe

How horrible, fantastic, incredible,
it is that we should be digging trenches and trying
on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway
country between people of whom we know nothing.
- Neville Chamberlain

We have no quarrel with America.
We all know NATO is the strongest military machine in the world.
We simply want them to stop being so busy with our
country and worry about their own problems.
- Slobodan Milosevic

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken


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