Conflict Quotes

Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad. - Joseph Roux

 

When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses. - Walter Russell

 

The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument. - Henry David Thoreau

 

Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone? - James Thurber

 

Like a ball bated back and forth, a human being is batted by two forces within. - Yogabindu Upanishad

 

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. - William T. Walsh

 

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. - Thornton Wilder

 

There are always two forces warring against each other within us. - Paramahansa Yogananda

 

Success has made failures of many men. - Cindy Adams

 

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. - Marian Anderson

 

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. - Thurman W. Arnold

 

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. [Matthew 26:41] - Bible

 

You are at enmity with yourself. - Jacob Boehme

 

I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative. - Giovani della Casa

 

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. - Robert Collier

 

We are the prisoners of ideas. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. - Benjamin Franklin

 

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. - Mahatma Gandhi

 

The days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling? - Margaret Gatty

 

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. - Alistair Grant

 

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. - Tom Hopkins

 

We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception. - Vernon Howard

 

No man ever did a designed injury to another, but at the same time he did a greater to himself. - Lord Kames

 

If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity. - John F. Kennedy

 

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. - John Cantwell Kiley

 

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." - Abraham Lincoln

 

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. - Albert Low

 

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. - Robert E. Ornstein

 

The war existing between the senses and reason. - Blaise Pascal

 

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. - Frederick Salomon Perls

 

Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves. - German Proverb

 

The final conflict will be between the Communists and the ex-Communists. - Ignazio Silone

 

I've got a peculiar weakness for criminals and artists-neither takes life as it is. Any tragic story has to be in conflict with things as they are. - Stanley Kubrick

 

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. - Sir Winston Churchill

 

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation, the foundation of such a method is love. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. - Isaac Asimov

 

Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat ones own tooth. - Gene Fowler, Jr.

 

None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. - Bernard Mannes Baruch

 

Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice. - Harry S. Truman

 

It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age. - Joseph Addison

 

A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants. - Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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. - Robert J Mckain

 

Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves. - German Proverb

 

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. - Marian Anderson

 

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict. - Plato

 

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. - Frederick Salomon Perls

 

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves. - Blaise Pascal

 

The war existing between the senses and reason. - Blaise Pascal

 

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. - Robert E Ornstein

 

Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation. - Richard M Nixon

 

Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad. - Joseph Roux

 

The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator. - unknown

 

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. - Tom Hopkins

 

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. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue. - Sir Philip Sidney

 

What rights are those that dare not resist for them? - Lord Alfred Tennyson

 

The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument. - Henry David Thoreau

 

The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do. - Richard M DeVos

 

We cannot really think in one way and act in another... - Thomas Troward

 

Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions. - Charles Caleb Colton

 
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