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41. Strife or Quarreling

1. Strife or quarreling means fighting among individuals,even as war means fighting among peoples or nations. Strife comesfrom inordinate or perverse wills. It is therefore contrary toreason; it is a sin; it can be a mortal sin.

2. Strife, as here understood, is not a mere affair ofwords as contention is; it includes deeds intended to hurt or harmanother. Strife is rightly called "the daughter ofanger."

"Many words do not satisfy the soul; but a good life eases the mind and a clean conscience inspires great trust in God."
Thomas á Kempis

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"God looks neither at long nor beautiful prayers, but at those that come from the heart."
The Cure D'Ars

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"Let no one wear a mask, otherwise he will do ill; and if he has one, let him burn it."
St Philip Neri

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