Best Quotes about Conflict
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
Mckay, David O.
The war existing between the senses and reason.
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.
Don't jump on a man unless he is down.
Dunne, Finley Peter
More will mean worse.
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. [(Romans 7:19]
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
What people need and what they want may be very different.
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
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 cannot really think in one way and act in another...
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
Nixon, Richard M.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
No man is hurt but by himself
Diogenes of Sinope
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 good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
No man ever did a designed injury to another, but at the same time he did a greater to himself.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
Colton, Charles Caleb
The archenemy is the arch stupid!
Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom. [Proverbs 13:10]
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 cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
Casa, Giovani della
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
Kennedy, John F.
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.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
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.
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.
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.
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
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
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.
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
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
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.
Like a ball bated back and forth, a human being is batted by two forces within.
The days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling?
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable,
Diana, Princess of Wales
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.
DeVos, Richard M.
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.
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
Krutch, Joseph Wood
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