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Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
A bargain is in its very essence a hostile transaction do not all men try to abate the price of all they buy? I contend that a bargain even between brethren is a declaration of war.
Brendan I. Koerner
American author 1974-
A duped newspaper or magazine could contend that a fiction-spouting journalist obtained part of his salary via fraud, and use a criminal proceeding to try and recoup that money. Given the profession's notoriously low wages, however, it's probably not worth the publicity headache and legal fees. No news organization has ever pursued such a case.
English lyric poet and cleric 1591-1674
Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
English poet 1572-1632
Contemplative and bookish men must of necessity be more quarrelsome than others, because they contend not about matter of fact, nor can determine their controversies by any certain witnesses, nor judges. But as long as they go towards peace, that is Truth, it is no matter which way.
American legal scholar 1954-
Democrats pride themselves on their commitment to science. Citing climate change, they contend that they are the party of truth, while Republicans are 'denialists.' But with respect to genetically modified organisms, many Democrats seem indifferent to science, and to be practicing a denialism of their own - perhaps more so than Republicans.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
American poet 1879-1955
How has the human spirit ever survived the terrific literature with which it has had to contend?
American businessman, music publisher 1931-2009
I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
American author 1874-1946
I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods.
C. J. Cherryh
American writer 1942-
Inevitably the party trying to resolve a matter had to contend with the party most willing to exploit it.Source: Invader (1995)
English writer 1812-1870
It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
Chinese politician 1893-1976
Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
Taking this view of the matter, the Anarchists contend that defence is not an essential of the State, but that aggression is.Source: Address to Unitarian Ministers
British author 1940-1992
To pin your hopes upon the future is to consign those hopes to a hypothesis, which is to say, a nothingness. Here and now is what we must contend with.
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