Best Quotes about Conflict
I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
Casa, Giovani della
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 know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves...
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
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.
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.
Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom. [Proverbs 13:10]
We are the prisoners of ideas.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
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 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.
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
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 spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. [Matthew 26:41]
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Sidney, Sir Philip
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.
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
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 fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
Thoreau, Henry David
The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
What people need and what they want may be very different.
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.
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.
We cannot really think in one way and act in another...
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
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.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
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.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
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.
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.
You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable,
Diana, Princess of Wales
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.
More will mean worse.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
Colton, Charles Caleb
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
The archenemy is the arch stupid!
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