Best Quotes about Conflict
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Sidney, Sir Philip
We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves...
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
No man is hurt but by himself
Diogenes of Sinope
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
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
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.
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
The days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling?
You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable,
Diana, Princess of Wales
The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
We cannot really think in one way and act in another...
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. [2 Timothy 4:7]
The war existing between the senses and reason.
You are at enmity with yourself.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
Mckay, David O.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
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]
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
Kennedy, John F.
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.
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.
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.
The archenemy is the arch stupid!
The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.
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.
What people need and what they want may be very different.
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
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.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
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.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
More will mean worse.
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
Krutch, Joseph Wood
Like a ball bated back and forth, a human being is batted by two forces within.
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
Thoreau, Henry David
Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.
Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.
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.
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
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 easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.
DeVos, Richard M.
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.
There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
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