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Quote Left Peaceableness toward enemies is an idea that will, of course, continue to be denounced as impractical. It has been too little tried by individuals, much less by nations. It will not readily or easily serve those who are greedy for power. It cannot be effectively used for bad ends. It could not be used as the basis of an empire. It does not afford opportunities for profit. It involves danger to practitioners. It requires sacrifice. And yet it seems to me that it is practical, for it offers the only escape from the logic of retribution. It is the only way by which we can cease to look to war for peace. ... Peaceableness is not passive. It is the ability to act to resolve conflict without violence. If it is not a practical and practicable method, it is nothing. As a practicable method, it reduces helplessness in the face of conflict. In the face of conflict, the peaceable person may find several solutions, the violent person only one. Quote Right
Quote Left The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument. Quote Right
Quote Left And, through the heat of conflict, keeps the lawIn calmness made, and sees what he foresaw. Quote Right
Quote Left Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. Quote Right
Quote Left These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. Quote Right
Quote Left Many people hold onto a grudge because it offers the illusion of power and a perverse feeling of security. But in fact, we are held hostage by our anger. It is never too late to forgive. But you can forgive too soon. I am especially wary of what I call saintly forgiveness. Premature forgiveness is common among people who avoid conflict. They're afraid of their own anger and the anger of others. But their forgiveness is false. Their anger goes underground. I define forgiving as letting someone back into your heart. This returns us to a loving state -- and not merely within the relationship -- we feel good about ourselves and the world. True forgiveness isn't easy, but it transforms us significantly. To forgive is to love and to feel worthy of love. In that sense, it is always worthwhile. Quote Right
Quote Left What rights are those that dare not resist for them? Quote Right
Quote Left Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash. Quote Right
Quote Left A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most. On Other Peoples Expectations: The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me. Quote Right
Quote Left There is little to gain from further conflict. Quote Right
Quote Left Then amongst flowers and springs, Making delightful sport, Sat lovers without conflict, without flame; Quote Right
Quote Left It was no Insurrection or Rebellion, or even Civil War in any proper sense of these terms... The war... was a war between States regularly organized into two separate Federal Republics... In the beginning, and throughout the contest, the object of the 'Confederates' was to maintain the separate Sovereignty of each State, and the right of self-government, which that necessarily carries with it. The object of the 'Federals,' on the contrary, was to maintain a Centralized Sovereignty over all the States on both sides. This was the fundamental principle involved in the Conflict, which must be kept continually in mind. Quote Right
Quote Left People who are too concerned with how well they are doing will be less successful and feel less competent than those who focus on the task itself... Some psychologists call it a conflict between ego-orientation, or between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation... but in all cases, what counts is whether attention is turned away from the task at hand and focused on the self and its future rewards, or whether it is instead trained on the task itself. The latter attitude seems the more fruitful. Quote Right
Quote Left Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune. Quote Right
Quote Left As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past. (On Americans who avoided conscription during the Vietnam War, to Veterans of Foreign Wars) Quote Right
Quote Left Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart. Quote Right
Quote Left In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary. Quote Right
Quote Left At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life; this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity: that one is alone. That isn't as bad as it may first appear; and again it is the best thing in life that each should have everything in himself; his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world. Quote Right
Quote Left One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm;
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.
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Quote Left Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. Quote Right
Quote Left A Christianity that is in conflict with the Scriptures isn't Christianity at all. Quote Right
Quote Left Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions. Quote Right
Quote Left It doesn't require any particular bravery to stand on the floor of the Senate and urge our boys in Vietnam to fight harder, and if this war mushrooms into a major conflict and a hundred thousand young Americans are killed, it won't be U. S. Senators who die. It will be American soldiers who are too young to qualify for the senate. Quote Right
Quote Left All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men. Quote Right
Quote Left In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars. Quote Right
Quote Left All men have an instinct for conflict at least, all healthy men. Quote Right
Quote Left What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Conflict

Quote Left We can talk about peace, peace, love, harmony but those things do not define you. You are defined by your actions during the conflict. Quote Right
Quote Left "If a book does not have a conflict would you read it so be challenged in life with what the antagonist throws at you knowing that the resolution will be in your favor," said Austin Macauley, UK author Marc O'Brien. Quote Right
Quote Left When you create a conflict within to solve a conflict without, you don't achieve anything. Quote Right
Quote Left Killing people to get our own way is an archaic and absurd practice. We should be able to resolve our conflicts through speech. The pen is mightier than the sword Quote Right
Quote Left Man's understrapper and another are barefooted. Hence the difference that generates conflict. Quote Right
Quote Left "It is our goodness that provokes our history. Our attempts at resolving the conflicts of our nature is what creates the history that we celebrate. History is an aftermath of a consequence" Quote Right
Quote Left Anything or any act which goes to our favor we consider that as good and if goes to our disfavor we consider that too as bad. Out of favor and disfavor either we keep silence or show no conflict. Quote Right
Quote Left A new element was inserted into the dough context would act with an initial curiosity impulse and consequent extermination of what is incomprehensible to the stabilization of the collective consciousness allow the internal pacification of the conflict arising from the allocation of everyday reality. Quote Right