Best Quotes about Conflict
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.
The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.
DeVos, Richard M.
We cannot really think in one way and act in another...
The war existing between the senses and reason.
We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves...
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
Kennedy, John F.
I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
Casa, Giovani della
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. [Matthew 26:41]
When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.
Talk back to your internal critic. Train yourself to recognize and write down critical thoughts as they go through your mind. Learn why these thoughts are untrue and practice talking and writing back to them.
Mckain, Robert J.
You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable,
Diana, Princess of Wales
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
Mckay, David O.
We are the prisoners of ideas.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
The days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling?
Instead of suppressing conflicts, specific channels could be created to make this conflict explicit, and specific methods could be set up by which the conflict is resolved.
More will mean worse.
Like a ball bated back and forth, a human being is batted by two forces within.
What people need and what they want may be very different.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Sidney, Sir Philip
The most dramatic conflicts are perhaps, those that take place not between men but between a man and himself -- where the arena of conflict is a solitary mind.
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. [(Romans 7:19]
This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind versus intuition. The split between the conscious mind and the unconscious. There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal-intellect suggests one course, and our hearts, or intuition, another.
Ornstein, Robert E.
You are at enmity with yourself.
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
Krutch, Joseph Wood
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.
The archenemy is the arch stupid!
The split in you is clear. There is a part of you that knows what it should do, and a part that does what it feels like doing.
Kiley, John Cantwell
Reason and emotion are not antagonists. What seems like a struggle between two opposing ideas or values, one of which, automatic and unconscious, manifests itself in the form of a feeling.
The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.
One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.
Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
Have a dialogue between the two opposing parts and you will find that they always start out fighting each other until we come to an appreciation of difference, ... a oneness and integration of the two opposing forces. Then the civil war is finished, and your energies are ready for your struggle with the world.
Perls, Frederick Salomon
Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
It's when you're safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure. When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.
The term up has no meaning apart from the word down. The term fast has no meaning apart from the term slow. In addition such terms have no meaning even when used together, except when confined to a very particular situation... most of our language about the organization and objective's of government is made up of such polar terms. Justice and injustice are typical. A reformer who wants to abolish injustice and create a world in which nothing but justice prevails is like a man who wants to make everything up. Such a man might feel that if he took the lowest in the world and carried it up to the highest point and kept on doing this, everything would eventually become up. This would certainly move a great many objects and create an enormous amount of activity. It might or might not be useful, according to the standards which we apply. However it would never result in the abolishment of down.
Arnold, Thurman W.
Why don't you want to do what you know you should do? The reason you don't is that you're in conflict with yourself.
Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom. [Proverbs 13:10]
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
Thoreau, Henry David
It is the eternal struggle between these two principles -- right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
Nixon, Richard M.
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
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