Conflicts Quotes

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Dalai Lama XIV
“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Jared Diamond
“Much of human history has consisted of unequal conflicts between the haves and the have-nots.”
Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Erik Pevernagie
“When love becomes a play of squirming mindgames or a tinderbox of mental conflicts, emotional benchmarks need an unremitting reset. ("Another empty room")”
Erik Pevernagie

“The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Petar Dunov
“Human happiness is defined by the hardships and conflicts you have been through. The greater they are, the greater is your happiness.”
Peter Deunov

Israelmore Ayivor
“You don't necessarily need atomic bombs to destroy a nation. Politicians who value their pockets than the life of citizens always do that every day.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Widad Akreyi
“I wish we'd be able to deliver our message at the global level on the need to recognize the past genocides in order to prevent new ones. Our message of peace and justice will hopefully reach every corner of the world.”
Widad Akreyi

Karl Braungart
“ “We think a spy scheme could be brewing with one or more of the Middle East scientists going to Los Alamos.”
Karl Braungart, Fatal Identity

George R.R. Martin
“Do you think it will truly come to battle between them? If they should come to some accord—”
“They won’t,” Tyrion said. “They are too different and yet too much alike, and neither could ever stomach the other.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Amit Ray
“Bringing countries together above their conflicts require great minds and great hearts.”
Amit Ray, Nuclear Weapons Free World - Peace on the Earth

Peter T. Coleman
“See the system. When you find yourself stuck in an oversimplified polarized conflict, a useful first step is to try to become more aware of the system as a whole: to provide more context to your understanding of the terrain in which the stakeholders are embedded, whether they are disputants, mediators, negotiators, lawyers, or other third parties. This can help you to see the forest and the trees; it is a critical step toward regaining some sense of accuracy, agency, possibility, and control in the situation.”
Peter T. Coleman, The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts

Kevin Kwan
“Doing nothing can sometimes be the most effective form of action,' Sophie remarked. 'If you do nothing, you'll be sending a clear message: that you're stronger than they think you are. Not to mention a lot classier. Think about it.”
Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians

Salman Rushdie
“He was a heartless monster, she told him; did he not understand --O abominable one!--that human life was short and that each day of love stolen from it was a crime against life itself?”
Salman Rushdie, Quichotte

Valentine Okolo
“I will not speak of the woman,
round and heavy, like me,
who will give birth to a child she’ll be ashamed
to name.”
Valentine Okolo, I Will Be Silent

Valentine Okolo
“I am yesterday’s news
abandoned in a heap, patiently waiting
for the recyclers bin”
Valentine Okolo, I Will Be Silent

Valentine Okolo
“On this day
innocence was drowned in water,
and puberty terminated
by the blade of the guillotine.”
Valentine Okolo, I Will Be Silent

Valentine Okolo
“What does it matter to those
living across lines of hate and insanity,
spawned by centuries of oversight,
their border posts fortified by rifles?”
Valentine Okolo, I Will Be Silent

Valentine Okolo
“When your mates tossed soccer balls
and braided each other’s hair,
you were issued a Kalashnikov,
given a rag tag uniform,
and set upon the path of Hannibal instead.”
Valentine Okolo, I Will Be Silent

Valentine Okolo
“The color of hatred is not the rage in a woman’s eyes,
jilted by her lover in the eleventh hour.
It is the deployment of kids as arsenals
in a holy war that’s not so holy.”
Valentine Okolo, I Will Be Silent

Valentine Okolo
“How long would we continue
to hear in the news our tomorrows
silenced like the lives of flies?”
Valentine Okolo, I Will Be Silent

Peter T. Coleman
“Franklin D. Roosevelt, when addressing the Great Depression, realized that it was far too complex to understand and know how to intervene effectively. So he decided to begin as many positive initiatives as possible, thanking that it would increase the odds that some of them would help. To some degree, this is how we should view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. What would help is vision of how a comprehensive set of initiatives can increase the probabilities for constructive dynamics and decrease the probabilities of destructive dynamics or war. These activities can come from many sources: from grassroots to national leaders to international powers and agencies.”
Peter T. Coleman, The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts

Robert M. Pirsig
“When you’re talking birth control, what blocks it and freezes it out is that it’s not a matter of more or fewer babies being argued. That’s just on the surface. What’s underneath is a conflict of faith, of faith in empirical social planning versus faith in the authority of God as revealed by the teachings of the Catholic Church. You can prove the practicality of planned parenthood till you get tired of listening to yourself and it’s going to go nowhere because your antagonist isn’t buying the assumption that anything socially practical is good per se. Goodness for him has other sources which he values as much as or more than social practicality.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance and Siddhartha 2 Books Collection Set

“વ્યક્તિ કે સમાન વિચારધારા ધરાવતીઓ વ્યક્તિઓનો સમૂહ પોતાના વિચારો, માન્યતાઓ અન્યો પર થોપવા પ્રયત્ન કરે છે અને ત્યારે વિચાર-વિગ્રહ ઉત્પન્ન થાય છે અને એમાંથી મોટા યુદ્ધો થાય છે. અને યાદ રાખજો કે ત્રીજું વિશ્વ-યુદ્ધ પોતાની બિનતાર્કિક માન્યતાઓ દુનિયા પર થોપી બેસાડવાના કારણે થશે.”
Jayesh Nilam Shah

Bruce Reyes-Chow
“Risk stepping into the mess because, more times than not, on the other side of the tension there are new beginnings, strengthened relationships, and the knowledge that conflict is not something to avoid, but a means to a deeper, stronger, and kinder world.”
Bruce Reyes-Chow, In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World

Eleanor Davis
“Conflict is not natural. It’s the result of the false agro-industrial system we’re addicted to.”
Eleanor Davis, How To Be Happy

“In any conflict there are always three sides; two opposing and the innocent who are caught in the middle.”
A.J. Garces

“Is your conflict with the "point of view" of the person or is it with the person? Either way, you can separate both of them to deal with it without confusing and making it personal..conflicts get confusing when we start mixing people with the point of view .. if you treat them separately.. you will have answers in front of you to deal with it peacefully.”
Jaya Bhateja

“Conflicts acquire a life of their own until the combatants forget what, it is, that they are fighting about. They are just engaged in combat.”

“If we had abided by the Golden Rule, we wouldn't have all these wars around the world. It seems we have read the wrong part of the ancient scriptures, which emphasizes an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

Holly Black
“Once my father said that conflicts are between rulers. Those that follow rulers can be perfectly nice, which is how you wind up with two perfectly nice people with daggers to each other's throats. Hyacinthe and I might have been friends, but for the part where we were set on opposite sides of a battlefield.”
Holly Black, The Stolen Heir

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