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.
Best Quotes about Conflict
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.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.
I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
Casa, Giovani della
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
We are the prisoners of ideas.
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.
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
Kennedy, John F.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.
DeVos, Richard M.
We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
No man ever did a designed injury to another, but at the same time he did a greater to himself.
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
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.
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.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
Colton, Charles Caleb
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
Nixon, Richard M.
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.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
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.
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 people need and what they want may be very different.
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.
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.
Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.
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.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
Don't jump on a man unless he is down.
Dunne, Finley Peter
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 good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
Thoreau, Henry David
Like a ball bated back and forth, a human being is batted by two forces within.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
Krutch, Joseph Wood
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. [Matthew 26:41]
Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
More will mean worse.
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 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.
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. [(Romans 7:19]
Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom. [Proverbs 13:10]
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Sidney, Sir Philip
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