The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
The more arguments you win, the less friends you will have
Contention in our families drives the Spirit of the Lord away. It also drives many of our family members away. Contention ranges from a hostile spoken word to worldwide conflicts. The scriptures tell us that "Only by pride cometh contention".
Let the long contention cease! / Geese are swans, and swans are geese.
Contention, like a horse,
Full of high feeding, madly hath broke loose,
And bears down all before him.
Where two discourse, if the anger of one rises, he is the wise man who lets the contest fall.
Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
Religious contention is the devil's harvest.
I am tired of a life of contention, and of being the personal object for the hatred of every man, who hates the present state of things.
My contention is that that style is just as stylized as an ornate style.
Digital piracy needs to be addressed. Without content protection, investment in content can't be supported. We need secure distribution. If you (telecommunications equipment and software makers) help us, we will make it easier for you to distribute our content.
The cable operators are paying to show content. The most important content you have is the broadcast stations. They take the position that over the air is free to people, so it should be free to them.
When individuals approach one another with deep purposes on both sides they seldom come at once to the matter which they have most at heart. They dread the electric shock of a too sudden contact with it.
Contentions fierce, Ardent, and dire, spring from no petty cause.
Scientific knowledge advances haltingly and is stimulated by contention and doubt.
Religions are tough. Either they make no contentions which are subject to disproof or they quickly redesign doctrine after disproof. ... near the core of the religious experience is something remarkably resistant to rational inquiry.
No other content company has Sony's intuitive grasp of technology and no other company has Sony's intimate understanding of the demands of content.
I think that you will see different types of content emerging, just the same as new media generates new content in the physical world. TV created new content, but it didn't mean that radio disappeared.
It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.
George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech.
In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
The whole discord of this world consists in discords.
I don't think nationalism is alone holding the field; it's in contention with a lot of different things.
There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
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