Agreement Quotes

He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
Butler, Samuel
1612-1680 British Poet Satirist

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analyzing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a program would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.
Chamberlain, Neville

You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it.
Chapman, John Jay
1862-1933 American Author

No two on earth in all things can agree. All have some daring singularity.
Churchill, Winston
1874-1965 British Statesman Prime Minister

Too much agreement kills the chat.
Cleaver, Eldridge
1935 American Black Leader Writer

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people’s safety and greatness.
Cleveland, Grover
1837-1908 Twenty-second and 24th President of the USA

Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
Colby, Frank Moore
1865-1925 American Editor Essayist

My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Disraeli, Benjamin
1804-1881 British Statesman Prime Minister

What usually comes first is the contract.
Gershwin, Ira
American Songwriter

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
1749-1832 German Poet Dramatist Novelist

A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.
Goldwyn, Samuel
1882-1974 American Film Producer Founder MGM

Three may keep counsel, if two are away.
Heywood, John
1497-1580 British Dramatist Proverb Collection

Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness.
Hightower, Cullen

You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue — agree with him.
Howe, Edgar Watson
1853-1937 American Journalist Author

The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
Hubbard, Kin
1868-1930 American Humorist Journalist

Even savage animals can agree among themselves.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
c55-c130 Roman Satirical Poet

And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we’ve proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane.
Kipling, Rudyard
1865-1936 British Author of Prose Verse

The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
1613-1680 French Classical Writer

We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
1613-1680 French Classical Writer

If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
1741-1801 Swiss Theologian Mystic

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
Malone, Dudley Field

One good analogy is worth three hours discussion.
Mccay, James T.

On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
Mencken, H. L.
1880-1956 American Editor Author Critic Humorist

Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason’s garb, counseled ignoble ease, and peaceful sloth, not peace.
Milton, John
1608-1674 British Poet

You can always tell when a man’s well informed. His views are pretty much like your own.
Morris, Louie

There’s nothing is this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans.
Muggeridge, Malcolm
1903-1990 British Broadcaster

My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
1772-1801 German Poet Novelist

An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
c1 Macedonian Inventor and Writer

Better a lean agreement than a fat lawsuit.

Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.
Proverb, Spanish
Sayings of Spanish Origin

It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls.
Rostand, Jean
1894-1977 French Biologist Writer

I trust that a graduate student some day will write a doctoral essay on the influence of the Munich analogy on the subsequent history of the twentieth century. Perhaps in the end he will conclude that the multitude of errors committed in the name of Munich may exceed the original error of 1938.
Schlesinger Jr., Arthur M.
1917 American Historian

Man, an animal that makes bargains.
Smith, Adam
1723-1790 Scottish Economist

I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.
Thatcher, Margaret
1925 British Stateswoman Prime Minister (1979-90)

When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.
Unknown, Source

There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.
White, E(lwyn) B(rooks)
1899-1985 American Author Editor

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