Best Quotes about Conflict
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
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.
No man is hurt but by himself
Diogenes of Sinope
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
More will mean worse.
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.
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.
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
The subconscious part in us is called the subjective mind, because it does not decide and command. It is subject rather than a ruler. Its nature is to do what it is told, or what really in your heart of hearts you desire.
Walsh, William T.
Don't jump on a man unless he is down.
Dunne, Finley Peter
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
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
We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves...
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
We must become acquainted with our emotional household: we must see our feelings as they actually are, not as we assume they are. This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us.
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.
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.
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Sidney, Sir Philip
Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom. [Proverbs 13:10]
The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.
Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. [2 Timothy 4:7]
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
Colton, Charles Caleb
No man ever did a designed injury to another, but at the same time he did a greater to himself.
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.
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.
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.
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
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 war existing between the senses and reason.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
Kennedy, John F.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
Mckay, David O.
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
We are the prisoners of ideas.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. [(Romans 7:19]
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. [Matthew 26:41]
I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
Casa, Giovani della
We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.
DeVos, Richard M.
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
Krutch, Joseph Wood
Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.
The archenemy is the arch stupid!
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
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.
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
Nixon, Richard M.
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