Best Quotes about Conflict
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
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.
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.
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
Colton, Charles Caleb
More will mean worse.
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
Nixon, Richard M.
I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
Casa, Giovani della
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
Kennedy, John F.
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
Thoreau, Henry David
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Sidney, Sir Philip
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 spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. [Matthew 26:41]
Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.
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.
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. [2 Timothy 4:7]
A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
You are at enmity with yourself.
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.
The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
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 know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves...
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.
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.
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.
When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
The war existing between the senses and reason.
Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom. [Proverbs 13:10]
No man is hurt but by himself
Diogenes of Sinope
We cannot really think in one way and act in another...
We are the prisoners of ideas.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
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.
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.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
The days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling?
What people need and what they want may be very different.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
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.
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
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
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