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Louis XIV of FranceI could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.

—  Louis XIV of France, 1638-1715, King of France (le Roi Soleil)

Cyrus S ChingNever wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.

—  Cyrus S Ching, 1876-1967, American businessman

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

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Sun TzuHe who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious.

—  Sun Tzu, c. 5th cent. BC, Chinese general & military strategist

ConfuciusA man living without conflicts, as if he never lives at all.

—  Confucius, 551-479 BC, Chinese teacher & philosopher

H.L. MenckenIn the duel of sex, woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Abraham LincolnNo matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

Lord ActonThe issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.

—  Lord Acton, 1834-1902, English historian

Robert FrostA liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

Harry TrumanCarry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

David Lloyd GeorgeWe are fighting Germany, Austria and drink, and as far as I can see, the greatest of these three deadly foes is drink.

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]


Bible Quotes

Gospel of MatthewHe who is not with Me is against Me.

Ο μη ων μετ’ εμού, κατ’ εμού εστιν.

—  Gospel of Matthew ‐ 12:30

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Funny Quotes

George CarlinIf you can’t beat them, arrange to have them beaten.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek phraseA deer picks up a fight with the lion.

Προς λέοντα δορκάς άπτεται μάχης.

—  Ancient Greek phrase

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Movie Quotes

Dr. Strangelove (1964)Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!

—  from the film Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Planet of the Apes (1968)Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

—  from the film Planet of the Apes (1968)










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