The turkey. The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about? I don’t think so.
Agreement makes us soft and complacent; disagreement brings out our strength. Our real enemies are the people who makes us feel good so that we are slowly but inexorably pulled down into the quicksand of smugness and self-satisfaction.
Agreement with two people, lamentation with three.
They two agreed like two cats in a gutter.
Half a loaf is better than none.
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.
How agree the kettle and the earthen pot together? For if the one be smitten against the other, it shall be broken. (Ecclesiastes 13:2)
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
Can two walk together, except they be agreed? (Amos 3:3)
I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.