Best Quotes about Conflict
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
The archenemy is the arch stupid!
You are at enmity with yourself.
The war existing between the senses and reason.
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves...
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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 gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
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.
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.
More will mean worse.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
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.
The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.
DeVos, Richard M.
A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. [Matthew 26:41]
Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
Colton, Charles Caleb
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
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. [2 Timothy 4:7]
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Sidney, Sir Philip
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.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
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.
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.
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.
There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable,
Diana, Princess of Wales
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
We cannot really think in one way and act in another...
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
Kennedy, John F.
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.
No man ever did a designed injury to another, but at the same time he did a greater to himself.
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
Krutch, Joseph Wood
The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
No man is hurt but by himself
Diogenes of Sinope
Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. [(Romans 7:19]
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
Thoreau, Henry David
The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.
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.
Don't jump on a man unless he is down.
Dunne, Finley Peter
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
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