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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Avoid the first quarrel. (Good advice to a newly married couple as well as others.)  1
An old quarrel is easily renewed.  Italian.  2
*  *  *  *  Beware
Of entrance to a quarrel; but being in
Bear’t that the opposer may beware of thee.  Shakespeare.
Forbear a quarrel with a friend to move,
Anger breeds hatred, concord sweetens love.  Dutch.
Greatly to find quarrel in a straw
When honor’s at the stake.  Shakespeare.
He that parts the fray goeth away with the blows.  Massinger.  6
He who interferes with the quarrels of relations must pass through life without a friend.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  7
He who quarrels with a drunken man injures one who is absent. (He that is drunk is gone from home.)  Latin.  8
In a false quarrel there is no true valor.  9
Interfere not in the quarrels of others.  10
It is better to keep out of a quarrel than to make it up afterwards.  11
It takes two to make a quarrel.  12
No foolery like falling out.  13
None but cats and dogs are allowed to quarrel in my house.  14
Quarrels could not last long were but prudence one side.  15
The greatest quarrels do not always rise from deepest injuries.  Terence.  16
They who in quarrels interpose
Must often wipe a bloody nose.  J. Gay.
Two cannot fall out if one does not choose.  Spanish.  18
Two cocks in one yard do not agree.  Italian.  19
Two crocodiles cannot live in one hole.  West African.  20
Two dogs over one bone seldom agree.  German, Dutch.  21
Two sparrows on one ear of wheat cannot agree.  22
When neighbors quarrel, lookers on are more apt to add fuel than water.  Danish.  23
When one hits you with a stone, hit him with a piece of cotton.  Turkish.  24
When one will not, two cannot quarrel.  Spanish.  25
When two quarrel, both are in the wrong.  Dutch.  26

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