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If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along - whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.
Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable.
J. Martin Kohe
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
Frank Moore Colby
I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor, unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped.
William Tecumseh Sherman
To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.
When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.
Sydney J. Harris
Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
When hypocrisy is a character trait, it also affects one's thinking, because it consists in the negation of all the aspects of reality that one finds disagreeable, irrational or repugnant.
We need the disruption of categories that lead us to abandon the difficult, the disagreeable, and the least likely to go very far.
Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.
If I have my opinion about something, you have your opinion about something, we don't have to fight over it. And we can have a conversation. We can also disagree without being disagreeable, and we can just disagree, which is fine. It doesn't mean that I don't like you, or you don't like me. We just disagree.
You should carefully study the Art of Reasoning, as it is what most people are very deficient in, and I know few things more disagreeable than to argue, or even converse with a man who has no idea of inductive and deductive philosophy.
William John Wills
Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity.
It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like.
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.
Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies. But we need all we can find. Almost without exception they are disagreeable. Don't destroy them. They lay golden eggs.
I wish I knew where to get a good one myself; for I find cold Sheets extreamly disagreeable.
That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
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