If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Best Quotes about Conflict
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.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
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 cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
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.
Like a ball bated back and forth, a human being is batted by two forces within.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
No man is hurt but by himself
Diogenes of Sinope
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
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Sidney, Sir Philip
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
Krutch, Joseph Wood
What people need and what they want may be very different.
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
We are the prisoners of ideas.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. [(Romans 7:19]
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.
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
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.
Don't jump on a man unless he is down.
Dunne, Finley Peter
When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.
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.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves...
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
More will mean worse.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
Mckay, David O.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
Casa, Giovani della
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 war existing between the senses and reason.
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 people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
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.
The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.
DeVos, Richard M.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
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.
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. [2 Timothy 4:7]
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.
I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
We cannot really think in one way and act in another...
Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.
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.
You are at enmity with yourself.
Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
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
I'm not a combative person.My long experience has taught me to resolve conflict by raising the issues before I or others burn their boats.
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