Disagreement Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old disagreement quotes, disagreement sayings, and disagreement proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Disagreement is not necessarily a reason to head for Splitsville. In fact, a relationship without disagreement is probably too brittle to last. Some of the best human bonds are forged in the fire of disagreement.     

Jerry Spinelli

In some ways, we will always be different. In other ways, we will always be the same. There is always room to disagree and blame, just as there is always room to take a new perspective and empathize. Understanding is a choice.     

Vironika Tugaleva

A conversation in which the two parties have different beliefs should never begin with the intention of converting the other party to your own beliefs. Every worthwhile conversation's goal should be to understand the other person's opinions and help them understand your own.     

Emily Eskowich

We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.     

James Baldwin

Instead of seeing how much pain I can dish out towards those I disagree with, or who I believe have done me wrong, I seek to follow the golden rule and use my words and behavior to create more of what the world needs – love, compassion, and connection.     

Aspen Baker

I am totally down with disagreement. I don't like Haterade, but disagreement is wonderful. When someone disagrees, we try to reach common ground. That's good.     

Roxane Gay

You need people who have their own views, whose views you respect, whom you can have a productive disagreement with, and work out ideas which you might not have come up with, or who improve on ideas you had.      

Lee Hsien Loong

He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat.     

Robert Estabrook

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.      

Napoleon Bonaparte

Disagreements don't cause disunity, a lack of forgiveness does.     

Loren Cunningham

If you listen to two people who are arguing about something, and they each of them have passionate faith that they're right, but they believe different things—they belong to different religions, different faiths, there is nothing they can do to settle their disagreement short of shooting each other, which is what they very often actually do.     

Richard Dawkins

Harmony is a symphony, and symphony is an agreement; but an agreement of disagreements while they disagree there cannot be; you cannot harmonize that which disagrees.     

Plato

Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers not thunders.     

Rumi

Managing dissent is about recognizing the value of disagreement, discord and difference.     

Noreena Hertz

In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.     

Euripides

The statement at the core of all disagreements: I’m right, you’re wrong.     

Charles F. Glassman

It's okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn't give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don't like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.     

Ashly Lorenzana

Staying relevant and speaking in kind tones is by far, the best way to make your point. The moment you lose track, throwing out a negative comment you’ve lost your way, and get the terrible task of carrying your own negative, regretful baggage around with you. It’s senseless to create your own heavy heart.     

Ron Baratono

When in disagreement, do not employ a vulgar, defaming or callow response; in the absence of logic, respond in a refined manner; word choice and tone always matter.     

RJ Intindola

Just because you have a disagreement with your friends or family members does not mean there are not plenty of other areas on which you see eye to eye. It just means you have a difference of opinion.     

Victoria Osteen

I like disagreement because it forces both sides to question their own opinions and why they feel that way.      

Sam Hunt

No matter what, everyone will go through a disagreement - that's what makes us all different.      

Tionne Watkins

If and when they have a disagreement or argument, and if they can't resolve it, happy couples default to trusting and forgiving rather than distrusting and begrudging.      

Mark Goulston

Managing dissent is about recognizing the value of disagreement, discord and difference.      

Noreena Hertz

Always be willing to look at both sides of the argument. Understanding the other side is the best way to strengthen your own.      

Jim Rohn

When you voice your disagreement, begin by talking about what you have in common with the person you are arguing with. Too often we rush to judgment, race to argue, and overlook all the common ground we share.     

Matthew Kelly

The proud think that their opinion alone is right. They cannot see the good points of others, as the humble do, and appreciate their opinions. That is why there is such disagreement, strife and quarrelling and even irrreconciliation in families and in other groups.     

Basilea Schlink

Agreement is made more precious by disagreement.      

Publilius Syrus

Most disagreements are the result of faulty assumptions.      

Geoff Tate

I remain convinced that most human conflicts can be solved through genuine dialogue conducted with a spirit of openness and reconciliation.     

Dalai Lama