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Quotes About Conflict

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Mahatma Gandhi
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”
Mahatma Gandhi

John Steinbeck
“All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.”
John Steinbeck

Elizabeth Gaskell
“I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it's white, it's snow-white.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Walt Whitman
“Note, to-day, an instructive, curious spectacle and conflict. Science, (twin, in its fields, of Democracy in its)—Science, testing absolutely all thoughts, all works, has already burst well upon the world—a sun, mounting, most illuminating, most glorious—surely never again to set. But against it, deeply entrench'd, holding possession, yet remains, (not only through the churches and schools, but by imaginative literature, and unregenerate poetry,) the fossil theology of the mythic-materialistic, superstitious, untaught and credulous, fable-loving, primitive ages of humanity.”
Walt Whitman, Complete Prose Works

Shannon L. Alder
“Reputation is what others think of us; character is what God knows of us. When you have spent what feels like eternity trying to repair a few moments of time that destroyed the view others once had of you then you must ask yourself if you have the problem or is it really them? God doesn’t make us try so hard, only enemies do.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“I have always found it odd that people who think passive aggressively ignoring a person is making a point to them. The only point it makes to anyone is your inability to articulate your point of view because deep down you know you can’t win. It’s better to assert yourself and tell the person you are moving on without them and why, rather than leave a lasting impression of cowardness on your part in a person’s mind by avoiding them.”
Shannon L. Alder

Lao Tzu
“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

Henrik Ibsen
“To live is to war with trolls.”
Henrik Ibsen

Shannon L. Alder
“I am tired of people saying that poor character is the only reason people do wrong things. Actually, circumstances cause people to act a certain way. It's from those circumstances that a person's attitude is affected followed by weakening of character. Not the reverse. If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others and judging their lives as either black or white, good or bad. We all live our lives in shades of gray.”
Shannon L. Alder

Margaret Atwood
“Happiness is a garden walled with glass: there's no way in or out. In Paradise there are no stories, because there are no journeys. It's loss and regret and misery and yearning that drive the story forward, along its twisted road.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Horace Mann
“Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.”
Horace Mann

Holly Black
“I need you to be happy. I need one of us to be happy.”
Holly Black, Red Glove

Fidel Castro
“A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.”
Fidel Castro

Shannon L. Alder
“Defensiveness is usually someone silently screaming that they need you to value and respect them in disguise. When you look for deeper meanings behind someone’s pain you can then begin to heal not only yourself, but others.”
Shannon L. Alder

Neil Gaiman
“Gods, religions and national boundaries are absolutely imaginary. They don't tend to exist. As soon as you pull back half a mile and look down at the Earth there are no national boundaries. There aren't even national boundaries when you get down and walk around. They're just imaginary lines we draw on maps. I just get fascinated by people who assume that things that are imaginary have no relevance to their lives.”
Neil Gaiman

Adam S. McHugh
“When introverts are in conflict with each other...it may require a map in order to follow all the silences, nonverbal cues and passive-aggressive behaviors!”
Adam S. McHugh

Ai Yazawa
“I don't think avoiding conflict is not caring.

~Shin”
Ai Yazawa, Nana, Vol. 12

David Levithan
“I can see that the sadness has returned. And it's not a beautiful sadness- beautiful sadness is a myth. Sadness turns our features to clay, not porcelain.”
David Levithan, Every Day

Thomas Stephen Szasz
“In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.”
Thomas Stephen Szasz

Dorothy Thompson
“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.”
Dorothy Thompson

Fiona Apple
“When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right”
Fiona Apple

“I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict.”
Donzella Michele Malone

L. Ron Hubbard
“Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind.”
L. Ron Hubbard

Shannon L. Alder
“Be leery of silence. It doesn't mean you won the argument. Often, people are just busy reloading their guns.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jean-Yves Leloup
“In certain situations, manifesting anger is the right attitude; in others it is not the right thing to manifest because it will only add to the violence. In the first case, anger unblocks the conflict and causes another to become more conscious. In the latter, it only adds to the unconsciousness and inflames the conflict. (73)”
Jean-Yves Leloup, Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

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