C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


  • Dissensions, like small streams at first begun,
  • Unseen they rise, but gather as they run.
  • Garth.

  • Civil dissension is a viperous worm
  • That gnaws the bowels of the commonwealth.
  • Shakespeare.

  • If they perceive dissension in our looks
  • And that within ourselves we disagree,
  • How will their grudging stomachs be provoked
  • To wilful disobedience and rebel!
  • Shakespeare.

  • Alas! how light a cause may move
  • Dissension between hearts that love!
  • Hearts that the world in vain had tried,
  • And sorrow but more closely tied;
  • That stood the storm, when waves were rough,
  • Yet in a sunny hour fall off.
  • Moore.