— Scott Westerfeld American science fiction writer 1963
„It would be very delightful if your Utopia could be realized and if the nations of the earth would think of nothing but peace and commerce, and would give up quarrelling and fighting altogether. But unfortunately man is a fighting and quarrelling animal“
„The Blockade Laws are about as rascally an invention as the old Corn Laws. Suppose Tom Sayers lived in a street, and on the opposite side lived a shopkeeper with whom he has been in the habit of dealing. Tom quarrels with his shopkeeper and forthwith sends him a challenge to fight, which is accepted. Tom, being a powerful man, sends word to each and every householder in the street that he is going to fight the shopkeeper, and that until he has finished fighting no person in the street must have any dealings with the shopkeeper. "We have nothing to do with your quarrel," say the inhabitants, "and you have no right to stop our dealings with the shopkeeper."“
— Richard Cobden English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman 1804 - 1865
1860s, Letter to Henry Asworth (3 September 1864), quoted in John Morley, The Life of Richard Cobden (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905), p. 916.
— Manny Pacquiao Filipino boxer, basketball player, singer and politician, dancer. 1978
Conference Call before the "Blaze of Glory: Pacquiao vs. Solis" As quoted in "Manny Pacquaio/Bob Arum Conference Call Transcript," http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news.php?p=10519&more=1 at East Side Boxing (2007-07-04)
„When I looked at the conduct of the whites who were called Christians, and saw them drunk, quarreling, and fighting, cheating the poor Indians, and acting as if there was no God, I was led to think there could be no truth in the white man's religion, and felt inclined to fall back again to my old superstitions.“
— Peter Jones (missionary)
In Life and Journals of Kah-ke-wa-quo-nā-by: (Rev. Peter Jones,) Wesleyan Missionary http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Life_and_Journals_of_Keh-ke-wa-guo-n%C4%81-ba:_(Rev._Peter_Jones%2C)_Wesleyan_Missionary/Autobiography, quoted in: Rev. Ken Herfst Peter Jones - Sacred Feathers - and the Mississauga Indians http://www.frcna.org/messenger/Archive.ASP?Issue=200405&Article=1098711706 Free Reformed Churches of North America Messenger, May 2004.
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732), Compare Poor Richard's Almanack (1747) : Courage would fight, but Discretion won't let him.
„The time has come to educate people, to cease all quarrels in the name of religion, culture, countries, different political or economic systems. Fighting is useless. Suicide.“
— Далай-лама XIV spiritual leader of Tibet 1935
News conference in Vancouver, B.C. as quoted in The Globe and Mail. (8 September 2006).
Where are you out tonight?
This feeling I'm trying to fight
It's dark and I think that I would give anything
For you to shine down on me“
— Norah Jones American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1979
Song lyrics, "Lonestar", Come Away with Me (2002)
„I would rather that this people should starve to death in the mountains, than to have the Lord Almighty hand us over to a cursed, infernal mob. I would rather go down to the grave in peace than to fight a mob, unless the Lord would give me enough Saints to fight and kill the poor devils; in such case I wish to live and fight them. But I never want to see a mob again drive and tread under foot the Saints.“
— Brigham Young Latter Day Saint movement leader 1801 - 1877
1850s, Journal of Discourses 3:224 (March 2, 1856)
„But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America.“
— Russ Feingold Wisconsin politician; three-term U.S. Senator 1953
2001, Context: Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country that allowed the police to search your home at any time for any reason; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to open your mail, eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email communications; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to hold people in jail indefinitely based on what they write or think, or based on mere suspicion that they are up to no good, then the government would no doubt discover and arrest more terrorists. But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America. On concerns over the passage of the Patriot Act on October 25, 2001, in
„I am by nature and inclination a peaceful man, the sworn enemy to disputes, lawsuits and quarrels both public and private.“
— Peter Paul Rubens Flemish painter 1577 - 1640
1625 - 1640, In a letter to his friend Peiresc, May 1635, as quoted in 'La casa di Pietro Paolo Rubens a Roma', L'Opinione 245, 6 September, 1887
„If any one is angry with you, meet his anger by returning benefits for it: a quarrel which is only taken up on one side falls to the ground: it takes two men to fight.“
— Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 до н.э.
Moral Essays, Irascetur aliquis: tu contra beneficiis prouoca; cadit statim simultas ab altera parte deserta; nisi paria non pugnant. De Ira (On Anger): Book 2, cap. 34, line 5.
„I thought we could have put up more of a fight. Not that we were going to win, but that we would offer more resistance.“
— Leopoldo Galtieri Argentine military dictator 1926 - 2003
General Who Led Argentina In Falkland War Is Detained http://www.nytimes.com/1983/04/12/world/general-who-led-argentina-in-falkland-war-is-detained.html, The New York Times (April 12, 1983)
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981