We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
Best Quotes about Conflict
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 days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling?
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
Thoreau, Henry David
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. [(Romans 7:19]
There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
We are the prisoners of ideas.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The war existing between the senses and reason.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable,
Diana, Princess of Wales
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.
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
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.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
Nixon, Richard M.
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
More will mean worse.
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 important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
Mckay, David O.
We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
Colton, Charles Caleb
I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
Casa, Giovani della
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.
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
Krutch, Joseph Wood
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
No man is hurt but by himself
Diogenes of Sinope
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
Kennedy, John F.
Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
Don't jump on a man unless he is down.
Dunne, Finley Peter
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
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.
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.
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. [2 Timothy 4:7]
You are at enmity with yourself.
When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.
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 archenemy is the arch stupid!
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.
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.
Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.
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