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Wise Quotes about Conflict

May you find great value in these Conflict quotes and sayings.

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Government Political Openness Acceptance Unity

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.
- William James

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu


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I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
- Rabindranath Tagore

 

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.

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

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

The will to believe chases out the rational mind,
whenever and wherever the two come into conflict.
- Philip K. Dick

You cannot divorce religious belief and public service.
I've never detected any conflict between
God's will and my political duty.
If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter

Do feuds ever end?
Only when both sides shake hands,
and agree that there is no winner, no loser,
only people who have wearied of fighting
and desire to live in peace.
For many years, Northern Ireland was locked
in a murderous and seemingly unending feud.
The key to ending the feud was a shared commitment
that peace was more important than vengeance.
That is always the choice to be made.
The organizers of an April 10, 2009
joint Protestant-Catholic commemoration
of the Northern Ireland dead,
comprised of members of the once-outlawed Sinn Fein
as well as their once-avowed enemies,
referred to, "the terrible, random nature
of death in war and civil conflict."
Some lessons have been learned, many more remain.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Republicans are for both the man and the dollar,
but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
- Abraham Lincoln

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

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.
- Carl Jung

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
- Winston Churchill

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin -
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The True Path is the path on which
there is no coming and no going.
- Traditional Zen Koan

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

A true "moral compass" never points toward discrimination.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Nobody needs your help.
I know, I know, this is a difficult one. But it is true.
This does not mean no one wants your help,
or that no one could use your help.
It simply means the thought that another
Aspect of Divinity is powerless without you is inaccurate.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

True happiness... is not attained
through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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