Definition of a house divided cannot stand in English:

a house divided cannot stand

phrase

proverb
  • A group or organization weakened by internal dissensions will be unable to withstand external pressures.

    • ‘A great man once said that a house divided cannot stand.’
    • ‘Every politician knows that a house that is divided against itself cannot stand.’
    • ‘In Arizona, the party of Lincoln should heed Lincoln's advice: ‘… a house divided cannot stand.’’
    • ‘It was Jesus, and much later Abraham Lincoln, that pointed out that a house divided cannot stand.’
    • ‘Just the strains in the Anglican Communion Show that a house divided cannot stand.’
    • ‘‘The church of Jesus Christ has been divided and a house divided cannot stand.’’