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Disputes Quotes

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The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

Related topics: Cynical Government Political Religion

Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I have known war as few men now living know it.
It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has
rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
- Douglas MacArthur

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory.
It can no longer serve to settle disputes...
can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
- John F. Kennedy

 

If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
- Satchel Paige

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world
if words were taken for what they are,
the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
- John Locke

You know how much I am inclined to explain all disputes
among philosophical schools as merely verbal disputes
or at least to derive them originally from verbal disputes.
- Moses Mendelssohn

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It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren
should remain peacefully round their own fires,
and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people.
- Zebulon Pike

Talk is over-rated as a means of settling disputes.
- Tom Cruise

It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes,
that men should give soft words and hard arguments;
that they should not so much strive to vex as to convince each other.
- John Wilkins

The current prohibition laws are forcing drug disputes
to be played out with guns in our streets.
We need to put a stop to this criminal drug element in our country.
- Gary Johnson

The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
- James Buchanan

The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men.
But the striving, which at present has become so insistent,
cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace,
or solving all disputes among nations.
- Alva Myrdal

Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently
concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that
enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum
of force and maximum of reason.
- Archibald Cox

Each one of these treaties is a step for the maintenance of peace,
an additional guarantee against war.
It is through such machinery that the disputes between
nations will be settled and war prevented.
- Frank B. Kellogg

In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations
to settle international disputes peacefully are now
so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost
impossible for a state to resort to war without violating
one or more solemn treaty obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

I know war as few other men now living know it,
and nothing to me is more revolting.
I have long advocated its complete abolition,
as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe
has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
- Ernest Hemingway

Then as now, whatever disagreements over policies existed among Americans -
and there were many such bitter policy disputes -
the purposes and goals for which Americans fought were clearly understood.
- Allen Weinstein

Lying under oath, and encouraging lies under oath,
does go to the very heart and soul of what courts do.
If we say we don't care, let's forget about courts,
and we'll just have other ways of figuring out how to handle disputes.
- Kenneth Starr

Several studies, and a number of public statements
by senior military and political personalities,
testify that - except for disputes between the present nuclear states -
all military conflicts,
as well as threats to peace, can be dealt with using conventional weapons.
- Joseph Rotblat

Unfortunately, the true force which propels our endless political disputes,
our constant struggles for political advantage,
is often not our burning concern for democracy,
it is often of our dedication to the principle of the rule of law.
- Olusegun Obasanjo

The courts of this country should not be the places
where resolution of disputes begins.
They should be the places where the disputes end after
alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

If the United Nations once admits that international disputes
can be settled by using force,
then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization
and our best hope of establishing a world order.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Subsequently, the Japanese people experienced a variety
of vicissitudes and were involved in international disputes,
eventually, for the first time in their history,
experiencing the horrors of modern warfare on their
own soil during World War II.
- Eisaku Sato

There will always be disputes between nations which,
at times, will inflame the public and threaten conflicts,
but the main thing is to educate the people of the
world to be ever mindful that there are better means
of settling such disputes than by war.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The concept of two people living together for 25 years
without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit
only to be admired in sheep.
- A. P. Herbert

Consider, when you are enraged at any one,
what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute,
but I do not wish to decide anything finally;
on the other hand,
I am not bound by the opinions of men.
- Martin Luther

The Jews and the Arabs should settle their dispute
in the true spirit of Christian charity.
- Alexander Wiley

It is wrong to say the U.S.
should "not take sides" in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
- Howard Berman

Immortality: A toy which people cry for,
And on their knees apply for, Dispute,
contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right
proud Eternally to die for.
- Ambrose Bierce

I was unaware of the dispute in Brooklyn.
I would never knowingly wear any clothes or support
any company who produced clothing with alleged wage and labor violations.
- Shakira

It is obvious that putting the Arab-Israeli dispute
on a resolution track would be an important element
of overcoming the confidence problem in the region.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

It is beyond dispute that Saddam Hussein is a menace.
- Brent Scowcroft

There is no dispute that judges need a pay raise.
- Robert Duncan

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

There is hardly a case in which the dispute was not caused by a woman.
- Juvenal

There is no dispute that Albany needs to be changed.
There is no dispute that the current situation in Albany is untenable.
Nobody knows that better than I do.
- Andrew Cuomo

Then the administration tied it in to the regional
dispute between Israel and its enemies,
as if that's about international terrorism.
No, it's not.
- Chris Matthews

Could we forbear dispute, and practise love,
We should agree as angels do above.
- Edmund Waller

Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that
in the dispute between Galileo and the Church,
the Church was right and the centre of man's universe is the earth?
- Stephen Vizinczey

It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who
scores most in controversy -
but he who has shown the better temper.
- Samuel Butler

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our
policy ever since the days of Washington,
and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
- James Buchanan

These people have elevated audacity to symphonic and operatic levels.
The Florida Supreme Court relied on new law to resolve
the election dispute down there.
- Vincent Bugliosi

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

That's what the holidays are for - for one person to
tell the stories and another to dispute them.
Isn't that the Irish way?
- Lara Flynn Boyle

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes
the cause of a longer friendship.
Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.
- Elbert Hubbard

As you suggested I have in the following disputed certain passages,
trusting you will do me the justice either to modify
the same or add a note in the new edition stating that I dispute,'
etc.
- Denis Kearney

Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land.
And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes
we made early on was kind of having an ideological
dispute up in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt

The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book:
Follies: A National Trust Guide,
which implied that the only pleasure you can get from
Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad,
and by laughing at the architecture.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both
that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat.
Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists,
but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat.
- Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Command that your marshal be careful to be present over the household,
and especially in the hall, to keep the household,
within doors and without, respectable,
without dispute or noise, or bad words.
- Robert Grosseteste

At one point, when I was 20 and living in Kentucky,
I got shot - it was a land dispute over six inches
of property that ran a hundred yards through my grandfather's land.
It was really over the honor of my family and that of another family.
- Jack Bowman

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute,
don't accept, because you will lose one friend;
on the other hand,
if two strangers come with the same request,
accept because you will gain one friend.
- Saint Augustine

The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly.
Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering
the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to
dispute the allocation of the relief.
- Dick Morris

Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is,
that you will destroy the Government,
unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please,
on all points in dispute between you and us.
- George Haven Putnam

I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for
defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general.
I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions.
- Stephen Harper

I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists,
idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal
dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than
for the speculative philosopher.
- Moses Mendelssohn

I said to the German Ambassador that,
as long as there was only a dispute between Austria and Serbia alone,
I did not feel entitled to intervene;
but that,
directly it was a matter between Austria and Russia,
it became a question of the peace of Europe,
which concerned us all.
- Edward Grey

The most important thing that certainly the United
States and other Asian and Pacific actors have done
is to urge that whatever happens,
however the dispute is resolved, that it be resolved peacefully.
- William Kirby

Some scientists claim that hydrogen,
because it is so plentiful,
is the basic building block of the universe.
I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen,
and that is the basic building block of the universe.
- Frank Zappa

It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion -
something that has always been disputed by the most
respected schools of thought.
- Alice Miller

For us, universal values such as justice,
morality and peace cannot be disputed and it is for
this reason that we pursue the restoration of historical truth.
- Robert Kocharian

To become properly acquainted with a truth,
we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.
- Novalis

It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian
leadership was more interested in there not being a
Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.
- Alan Dershowitz

It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber.
It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country,
without a very exhaustive advertising support,
would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.
- Alexander Hamilton

Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a son so
ugly and so misshapen that it was long disputed whether he had human form.
A fairy who was at his birth said, however,
that he would be very amiable for all that,
since he would have uncommon good sense.
- Charles Perrault

Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may
depend upon treaty stipulations,
or upon the rules of international law,
or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the
circumstances of a particular case,
or upon disputed facts.
- Elihu Root

They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions,
when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test,
that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession
of a favourite fruit with each other.
- Henry Walter Bates

Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you,
and were tender with you, and stood aside for you?
Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you,
and disputed passage with you?
- Walt Whitman


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