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10 Wise Quotes You Can Use to Stop an Argument In Its Tracks

Great thinkers speak the truth about the senselessness of squabbles.

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“Let the angry word be answered only with a kiss.” —Thomas Hill, writer

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“Say what you mean, but don’t say it mean.” —Andrea Wachter, marriage counselor

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“If you can’t say something nice, say it in French.” —Anonymous

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“Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy.” —George Herbert, poet

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“Silence is never more golden than when a quarrel is brewing.” —Clifford Adams, marriage counselor

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“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” —Rumi, ancient poet

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“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” —ee cummings, poet

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“A good friend just told me that the key to a successful marriage was to argue naked.” —Leann Rimes, singer

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“Arguing isn’t communication, it’s noise.” —Tony Gaskins, motivational speaker

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“Silence is argument carried out by other means.” —Che Guevera, revolutionary

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