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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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