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  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    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
    Brendan I. Koerner
    American author 1974-
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    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.
  • Robert Herrick
    Robert Herrick
    English lyric poet and cleric 1591-1674
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    Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
  • John Donne
    John Donne
    English poet 1572-1632
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    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.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    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.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
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    How has the human spirit ever survived the terrific literature with which it has had to contend?
  • Allen Klein
    Allen Klein
    American businessman, music publisher 1931-2009
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    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.
  • Gertrude Stein
    Gertrude Stein
    American author 1874-1946
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    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
    C. J. Cherryh
    American writer 1942-
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    Inevitably the party trying to resolve a matter had to contend with the party most willing to exploit it.
    Source: Invader (1995)
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    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.
  • Mao Tse-Tung
    Mao Tse-Tung
    Chinese politician 1893-1976
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    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.
  • Baltasar Gracián
    Baltasar Gracián
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
    Baltasar Gracián
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    Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
    American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
    Benjamin Tucker
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    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
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
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    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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