Quotes and Sayings about Conflict
"Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Truth, People, Bible, First)
"Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Change, Conflict, World)
"Our men and women in our armed forces are the real heroes in this conflict."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Men, Women, Conflict, Heroes)
"What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Conflict, Discrimination, Rights, Inequality, Liberty, Order, Reform)
"History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: History, Victory, Conflict, Economics, Ethics, Force)
"Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Emotions, Nixon, Resignation)
"Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: War, Conflict, Hollywood, Training, World, World war)
"When a mother quarrels with a daughter, she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict, and empathy with her daughter's from the conflict with her. Throughout her life a mother retains this special need to maintain a good relationship with her daughter."
- Terri Apter
(Related: Life, Mother, Daughter, Conflict, Empathy, Quarrels, Unhappiness)
"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."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Life, Truth, People, Conflict, Darkness, Error, Light, Opposites, Zone)
"Environmentalists have a very conflicted relationship with their cars."
- Tom Arnold
"Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Constitution, Law, Nothing, Privacy)
"Look, this job has always been a crucible of conflict."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Conflict, Job)
"I'm going to go out and get everybody together and say I think we ought to protect this for generations to come. Now, let's get down to work and walk the land and talk about the conflicts and get everybody involved."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Work, Generations, Land, Now, Talk)
"What we've proven is that you can protect the environment, use it wisely and grow the economy and that there is no conflict between the two."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Conflict, Economy, Environment)
"I believe without exception that theory follows practice. Whenever there is a conflict between theory and practice, theory is wrong. As far as I'm concerned, we make theories for what people have done."
- David Baker
(Related: People, Conflict, Practice, Theories, Theory, Wrong)
"Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Conflict, Europe, Humanism, Ideals, Intellectuals, Now)
"Candidates don't have to deal with reality. They talk about the wonderful things they can accomplish as if advocating them is the same as achieving them. They live in a world of political make-believe in which everything from reconciling conflicting interests to paying for costly programs is easy."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: Reality, Talk, World)
"This conflict is one thing I've been waiting for. I'm well and strong and young - young enough to go to the front. If I can't be a soldier, I'll help soldiers."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Conflict, Help, Soldiers, Waiting)
"All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Men, Instinct)
"If I, taking care of everyone's interests, also take care of my own, you can't talk about a conflict of interest."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Care, Conflict, Interest, Talk)
"Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen."
- Andrew Bernstein
(Related: Nature, Life, Values, Conflict, Earth, Man, Nothing, Struggle)
"Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Compromise, Nothing, Satisfaction, Thinking)
"All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Conflict, Existence, states, Struggle)
"Those who wish to cause religious conflict are small in number but often manage to dominate the headline."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Cause, Conflict, Religious)
"Conflict is not inevitable, but disarmament is... everyone now accepts that if there is a default by Saddam the international community must act to enforce its will."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Act, Community, Conflict, Now, Will)
"There is no conflict between favouring Islamic and traditional values and being more open and international."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Values, Being, Conflict, Open)
"Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Battle, Being, Conflict, Iraq, National security, Service)
"Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: People, Knowledge, Beliefs, Thinking)
"My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Peace, Actions, Brothers, Calculations, Country, Motives)
"The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Development, Act, African, End, Fight, Order, states)
"The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: War, Conflict, Land, Oil, Respect, Want, Water)
"As someone who has seen war first hand, and as a father of three young adults, it was my hope that we could have resolved this conflict and disarmed Saddam Hussein without war. However, this was not the case."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: War, Father, Hope, Conflict, First)
"There is an expression now that is commonly used about these so-called internal conflicts which are not really internal, because they have connections to the outside world."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Expression, Now, World)
"In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Wisdom, Action, Expression, Lies, Opinions, Promise)
"Let us return, however, to the League of Nations. To create an organization which is in a position to protect peace in this world of conflicting interests and egotistic wills is a frighteningly difficult task."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Peace, Nations, World)
"Religious conflict can be the bloodiest and cruelest conflicts that turn people into fanatics."
- William J. Brennan
(Related: People, Conflict, Fanatics, Religious)
"The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself."
- Garth Brooks
"The social system grows rigid but the productive forces continue to expand, and conflict ensues between the forces of production and the social conditions of production."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Conflict, Production)
"I have always been a firm believer in participation so there were no cuts. We practiced three times a week but if a student had an academic conflict, academics took priority."
- Tony Brown
(Related: Conflict, Participation)
"Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: War, Government, Conflict, Years)
"There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Life, Thought, Action, Being, Conflict, Man, Principles, Speech)
"For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Nature, Soul, Being, Conflict, Man, Silence, Sin)
"In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Financial, Depression, Military, Oil, President, Resignation, states, United, World)
"Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts; they play up some, play down others, ignore still others."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Leaders, Play)
"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Happiness, War, Purpose, Victory, Conflict)
"The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them."
- George W. Bush
(Related: God, War, Fear, Conflict, Cruelty, Freedom, Justice)
"The reality is that we are hated not because of our democracy, freedoms, and generous social security system; rather, we are hated because of our involvement in foreign conflicts and quarrels that were never our concern."
- Amir Butler
(Related: Concern, Democracy, Quarrels, Reality, Security)
"We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Government, People, Strategy, Conflict, Ending, Iraq, Rhetoric, Stability, Troops)
"If there are Muslims who believe that they've got to kill Christians to make a way for the Islamic faith in the West, not only would they be disappointed, but it will lead to conflict, there's no doubt about that."
- George Carey
(Related: Faith, Conflict, Doubt, Will)
"For better or worse, I've been involved in the description of political conflict."
- John Le Carre
"You can not 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
(Related: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)
"You can't 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
(Related: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)
"When France resolved, along with England, to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland, the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome proportions was inevitable."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Conflict, Defense, EnglFrance)
"But the thing we do know is whatever it costs to save and protect American lives in this conflict, we're going to spend."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: American, Conflict)
"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Conflict, Difficulties, Spirit)
"I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Peace, God, Conflict, Man)
"Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same - hardihood. Give them raw truth."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Politics, Life, Truth, America, Conflict, Cure)
"The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals I have known through the last two decades in the civil rights conflict. When it comes time to show on which side they will be counted, they excuse themselves."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Time, Civil rights, Conflict, Liberals, Will)
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
- Winston Churchill
"True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Genius, Information)
"Truths begin by a conflict with the police - and end by calling them in."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Conflict, End, Police)
"We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Children, Weapons, Words)
"Public interest in most of the Middle East was slight at that time; the Arab-Israeli conflict was all that people were interested in and that was not my specialty."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Time, People, Conflict, Interest, Public)
"When one ceases from conflict, whether because he has won, because he has lost, or because he cares no more for the game, the virtue passes out of him."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Virtue, Conflict)
"The passions are the same in every conflict, large or small."
- Mason Cooley
"When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception."
- Emile Coue
(Related: Imagination, Power, Conflict, Will)
"Ten commandments yet seven deadly sins: conflict?"
- Doug Coupland
"The second song is called 'Easy As Life,' which really describes the complete conflict of the whole story, her struggle of being in love with the enemy and also being in love with her people."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Love, Life, People, Being, Conflict, Enemy, Song, Struggle)
"The first phase of American political history was characterized by the conflict between the Federalists and the Republicans, and it resulted in the complete triumph of the latter."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: History, American, Conflict, First, Republicans)
"The loudest voices we hear are those who advocate conflict, divisiveness."
- John C. Danforth
"During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased; but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Effect, Exercise, Gain, Solitude)
"It was as though all my hostilities, anxieties, and conflicts were in one ball that was flying away into space, farther from me all the time, leaving me content with myself."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Time, Content, Flying, Space)
"It was quite a ride and very conflicting for me, too - to be nominated for an Oscar, to be straight and healthy, and to be getting all these accolades while these people around me were suffering and dying from AIDS."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: People, Dying, Suffering)
"In suspense novels even subplots about relationships have to have conflict."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Conflict, Relationships, Suspense)
"The U.S. cannot force Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds to make peace or to act for the common good. They have been in conflict for 1,400 years."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Peace, Act, Conflict, Force, Years)
"My friends, there is no Palestinian-Israeli conflict. There is only the global war on terrorism."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: War, Conflict, Friends, Terrorism)
"We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature, and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: History, Freedom, Past)
"We live in a time of conflict - external and internal - when we sometimes concentrate too much on what divides us. Today, fly the Stars and Stripes with pride and confidence that what unites is far stronger."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Time, Confidence, Conflict, Pride, Stars, Today)
"The eternal conflict of good and the best with bad and the worst is on."
- Melvil Dewey
"A few of these interviews have gone slightly awry, because every now and again there has been the odd conflict of interest between interviews because of the Iron Maiden record, and I am a bit long-winded."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Conflict, Interest, Now)
"Conflict cannot survive without your participation."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Conflict, Participation)
"It's funny that there was so much disturbance about having a Catholic in the White House with Kennedy, and when we finally get a religion in the White House that's causing a lot of conflicts, and concerns, and disturbances for a lot of people, it's in the Bush Administration."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Funny, Religion, People)
"We are not at war with Egypt. We are in an armed conflict."
- Anthony Eden
(Related: War, Conflict)
"It is only the Somalis themselves - and I don't hide that fact when I meet the political leaders here - they themselves have to stop their old practices of fighting each other every time they have a problem. They have to learn how to do peaceful conflict resolution."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Time, Conflict, Fact, Fighting, Leaders, Old, Political leaders, Resolution)
"I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Challenge, Nothing, Sense)
"Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Concern, Conflict, Crisis, Security, Today)
"I loved that about her because I knew it would open the door for a lot of comedy, because I knew that the conflict would come, because not many people live like the way she does."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: People, Comedy, Conflict, Open)
"The conflict between the need to belong to a group and the need to be seen as unique and individual is the dominant struggle of adolescence."
- Jeanne Elium
(Related: Adolescence, Conflict, Struggle)
"I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict: Ireland, South Africa, the Czech republic. People there are overflowing with energy."
- Brian Eno
(Related: People, Countries, Energy, Ireland)
"And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered in the annals of the country, arrived. Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Conflict, Country, Day, July, Now)
"The administration has a disturbing pattern of behavior when it comes to budgeting not only for the ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan but also for military requirements not directly related to these conflicts."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Afghanistan, Behavior, Iraq, Military)
"Many of the Europeans who want Israel to go away don't even know why they do. Nearly a third of those interviewed concede they have no idea what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about. It's enough to know that Israelis are Jews."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Idea, Conflict, Israel, Want)
"To avoid a military conflict, Saddam Hussein has no other choice than to leave the country."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Choice, Conflict, Country, Military)
"Socially I never was an outsider. I have never thought of the conflict element before frankly, but perhaps it was wanting to belong, and at the same time wanting to retain one's own personality."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Time, Thought, Conflict, Personality)
"Vetting and verifying information is one thing. Having our government sending out conflicting messages to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Government, People, American, Conflict, Information)
"Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth."
- Gene Fowler
(Related: Decision, Conflict, First, Mind)
"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."
- Paulo Freire
"Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Emotions, Flowers)
"The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention argues that no two countries that are both part of the same global supply chain will ever fight a war as long as they are each part of that supply chain."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: War, Conflict, Countries, Fight, Prevention, Theory, Will)
"I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Morality, Conflict, Doctrine, Reason, Religious)
"Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: War, Conflict, England, Roses)
"Iraq is a manufactured conflict for the sake of geopolitical dominance in the area."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Conflict, Iraq)
"But I believe that there are marriages where you can have your pool table and she can have her scrapbooking room or garden or whatever it is. But when everyone has what they want, it's not funny. There's no conflict."
- Brad Garrett
(Related: Funny, Conflict, Garden, Want)
"What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both."
- Dick Gephardt
(Related: Values, Democracy, Desire, Freedom, Speech)
"During the early months of the war in 1914 there was a conflict of opinion between the War Office and the Foreign Office regarding news from the Front."
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: War, Conflict, Months, News, Office, Opinion)
"But although Australia was also involved in the Vietnam conflict, I can remember my dad telling us that if we were in Australia, we wouldn't be drafted until we were 20."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Dad, Conflict, Vietnam)
"We have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts."
- April Glaspie
"It creates a conflict of interest - what songs would I use for me, and what would I use for the band."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Conflict, Interest, Songs)
"The Iraq conflict, while not a cause of extremism, has become a cause for extremists."
- Porter Goss
(Related: Cause, Conflict, Extremism, Iraq)
"If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness."
- Gunther Grass
(Related: Age, Work, Busyness, Conflict, Consciousness, Dawn, Leisure, Melancholy, Utopia, Will)
"Oh, there's going to be debate because you're dealing with the Bible and religion is supposed to be separate from state and that to me is already a conflict before it even hits the gay issue."
- Pam Grier
(Related: Religion, Bible, Conflict, Debate, Gay, State)
"It is often more important to act than to understand... there are times... when two conflicting opinions, though one happens to be right, are more perilous than one opinion which is wrong."
- John Grierson
(Related: Act, Opinion, Opinions, Right, Wrong)
"Political conflicts distort and disturb a people's sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency. What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being."
- John Grierson
(Related: People, Being, Importance, Sense)
"Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Humor, Time, Women, Feelings, First, Pretty, Woman)
"Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within."
- Edith Hamilton
(Related: Art, Conflict, Expression, Solution, World)
"Conflict is the beginning of consciousness."
- M. Esther Harding
(Related: Beginning, Conflict, Consciousness)
"When you get to 15 and most of your teachers are priests, there's bound to be a conflict."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Conflict, Teachers)
"Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions of this world are suffering from the effects of armed conflicts with religious aspects. I believe that the differences of faith are not the real reason for these conflicts."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Faith, Reason, Religious, Suffering, World)
"Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Rights, World, Wrong)
"Big cities are chaotic. And chaos for humans - who have experience from their ancestors - is the last step before conflict. So, in the park, every kind of visual contradiction has been eliminated."
- John Hench
(Related: Experience, Chaos, Cities, Conflict, Contradiction)
"The Disarmament Conference has become the focal point of a great struggle between anarchy and world order... between those who think in terms of inevitable armed conflict and those who seek to build a universal and durable peace."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Anarchy, Conflict, Order, Struggle, World)
"At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn't enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It's not competitive with men. It's a complementary contribution."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Art, Men, Thought, Conflict, Consciousness, Man)
"The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Change, Control, Wealth, Battle, Conflict, Will)
"The reality is, it will be a significant conflict going for many, many months, if not longer. Saddam Hussein is not a fool. He hasn't been sitting there waiting to get shot for 13 years."
- John Hewson
(Related: Conflict, Fool, Months, Reality, Waiting, Will, Years)
"I don't believe in war as a solution to any kind of conflict, nor do I believe in heroism on the battlefield because I have never seen any."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: War, Conflict, Heroism, Solution)
"When the problems in Northern Ireland started, it was not a question of Protestantism or Catholicism, because the Catholic church was the only church at that time-it was a nationalist conflict."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Time, Church, Catholicism, Conflict, Ireland, Problems, Protestantism, Question)
"Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist."
- Karen Horney
"Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Conflict, Decisions, Iraq, Key, Military, Nation, National security, Potential, President, Years)
"This is a time when the United States should be standing tall. There is no other leader in the world today. We shouldn't be approaching conflicts as a team sport. We either get in an we lead and we do a good job, or you don't get in at all."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Time, Leader, Job, states, Today, United, World)
"We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action, development and conflict: Darwin on the natural world, Freud on the internal world, Marx on the economic world."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Development, Ideas, Action, Trying, World)
"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
(Related: Attitude, Conflict, Difference)
"Great drama is all about conflict, and what's a better conflict than Republican-Democrat?"
- Allison Janney
(Related: Conflict, Drama, Republican)
"If left unchecked, global change will create violent conflict, torrential storms, shrinking coastlines, and irreversible catastrophe."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Change, Conflict, Storms, Will)
"The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character."
- Alfred Jarry
(Related: Life, Character, Conflict, Theater)
"There is an eternal conflict between the school-room and the bar-room. The school-room makes men, the bar-room destroys them."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Men, Conflict, School)
"I have not really experienced any significant conflict with anyone in regard to my choice to be vegan, although going out to eat is hard sometimes."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Choice, Conflict)
"Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Anger, Peace, Management, Conflict, Curriculum, Resolution, Respect, School, Tolerance)
"Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts."
- Mary Harris Jones
"This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal; on the contrary, from the very first months of the conflict, it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Conflict, Disaster, First, Force, Months)
"In order to have a plot, you have to have a conflict, something bad has to happen."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Conflict, Order)
"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
(Related: Results, Security, Sense)
"It's a very, very fascinating story for me, cause it's about a man who's been doing bad; bad things. And he's a father of four children in parochial school, he's a lieutenant of detectives, but he's in conflict with himself and with trying to do what's right."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Father, Cause, Children, Conflict, Man, Right, School, Trying)
"There will always be disputes between nations which, at times, will inflame the public and threaten conflicts, but the main thing is to educate the people of the world to be ever mindful that there are better means of settling such disputes than by war."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: War, People, Nations, Public, Will, World)
"I know that military alliances and armament have been the reliance for peace for centuries, but they do not produce peace; and when war comes, as it inevitably does under such conditions, these armaments and alliances but intensify and broaden the conflict."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, War, Conflict, Military)
"The Korean War has also show quite clearly that in a major conflict manpower is as important as horsepower."
- Aly Khan
(Related: War, Conflict)
"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.
(Related: Love, Aggression, Conflict, Man, Revenge)
"The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Conflict, Hell)
"You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime."
- William Kirby
(Related: War, Act, Conflict, Interest, Longevity, Military, Stability, states)
"So, anything that avoids a conflict that could draw in, unhappily again, outside powers such as the United States or revisit, for example, Japan's interests in the Taiwan area would be the last thing that anyone would want."
- William Kirby
(Related: Conflict, Example, states, United, Want)
"We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Peace, War, Conflict)
"My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby's mind the conflicts between love and hate arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development."
- Melanie Klein
(Related: Love, Work, Development, Baby, Hate, Losing, Mind)
"There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success."
- Philip Knight
(Related: Life, Peace, Success, Work, Business, Battle, Chaos, Conflict, Key)
"You asked what is the secret of a really good sketch. And it is a sketch is a small play. It's got a beginning, and a middle and an end. It should have a plot; it should have the characters, conflict. It is a little play. And in it, will be funny stuff."
- Harvey Korman
(Related: Funny, Beginning, Conflict, End, Play, Will)
"The conflict in Darfur could escalate to where we're seeing 100,000 victims per month."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Conflict, Victims)
"Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Time, Aggression, Fanaticism, Hate, Leaders, Xenophobia)
"If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps."
- Edwin Land
(Related: Family, Work, Money, Dream, Worth)
"The left ask people to believe that there is no conflict between feminism and the family."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, People, Conflict, Feminism)
"That free will was demonstrated in the placing of temptation before man with the command not to eat of the fruit of the tree which would give him a knowledge of good and evil, with the disturbing moral conflict to which that awareness would give rise."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Knowledge, Awareness, Conflict, Evil, Free will, Man, Temptation)
"Over the course of time this gave us a deep respect for ideas, both our own and those of others, and an understanding that conflict through debate is a powerful means of revealing truth."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Time, Truth, Ideas, Conflict, Debate, Deep, Respect, Understanding)
"But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning, which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science, has its origin in these debates."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Science, Conflict, Philosophy, Prejudice)
"I don't like conflict."
- Nigella Lawson
"I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father, but it was rough growing up. We had a lot of conflict, and I think it surfaced in many of my works."
- Ira Levin
(Related: Work, Father, Conflict, Growing up)
"Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Faith, American, Labor, Right, Workers)
"In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Society, Leader, Conflict, Economy, Military, states, Uncertainty, United, World)
"Community means engaging constructively with like-minded nations to build strong, sustaining institutions and alliances - and bringing emerging powers into this community so future conflict becomes less likely."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Community, Conflict, Future, Nations)
"Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Conflict, Man, Republicans)
"The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution, built on international law, for sustainable peace and development, and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Peace, Development, Community, Conflict, Law, Needs, Solution)
"There was some conflict there over Saturday nights because we were all really broke in those days- all the money you had in the world was in your pockets. Nowadays when you're say you're broke, it's not the same thing."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Money, Conflict, World)
"I couldn't have come up with a better metaphor for my life and my internal conflict. It amazes me how quickly we can manifest our fears; not only had I created my 'I'm never satisfied, I'll drive her away' nightmare."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Life, Conflict, Metaphor)
"Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Truth, Conflict, Evil, Falsehood, Nation)
"I have always preferred conflict of individuals over the battle of extreme ideologies."
- Robert Ludlum
(Related: Battle, Conflict, Extreme)
"The United States cannot feed every person, lift every person out of poverty, cure every disease, or stop every conflict. But our power and status have conferred upon us a tremendous responsibility to humanity."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Power, Conflict, Cure, Disease, Humanity, Poverty, Responsibility, states, United)
"In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Peace, Conflict, Connection, Democracy, Environment, Rights, Human rights, May, Obvious, Today)
"I read a great number of press reports and find comfort in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: Comfort, Fact, Press)
"They want to derail peace because they want to plunge Northern Ireland back into armed conflict."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Peace, Conflict, Ireland, Want)
"Woman is also the element of conflict."
- Marcello Mastroianni
(Related: Conflict, Woman)
"A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Marriage, Nation)
"The President of Iran has called for the destruction of Israel and the West and has even denied the holocaust took place. Iran and its terrorist arm Hezbollah are responsible for the current conflicts between Israel and Lebanon."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Destruction, Israel, President)
"Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war."
- William McKinley
(Related: War, Peace, Conflict, Interest)
"The first approximation in this future that we're looking at is that everyone will be physically well off. They will have a great abundance in material goods, and I think that will soften some of the conflicts we see now."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Abundance, First, Future, Now, Will)
"When you are in deep conflict about something, sometimes the most trivial thing can tip the scales."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Conflict, Deep)
"According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Work, People, Reason, School, Voting)
"I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Truth, Progress, Cruelty, Error, Injustice, Mercy, Right, Wrong)
"In the year since we brought things into the open with a clean breath of fresh air at City Hall, we have learned about corrupt spending practices and unethical conflicts of interest that waste your money... and keep Dallas from being the great city of our dreams."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Dreams, Money, Being, Interest, Open, Waste)
"Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred."
- Warren Mitchell
(Related: Comedy, Conflict, Hatred)
"Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Faith, Confusion, Conscience, Living)
"For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Time, People, Conflict, Country, Media)
"I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Peace, Agreement, Commitment, Conflict, State)
"None of the parties want this conflict to go on."
- Yoweri Museveni
(Related: Conflict, Want)
"The economic and political roots of the conflicts are too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state of harmonious understanding between men."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Men, State, Understanding)
"My eyes are wide open to the conflicts within the Church, but I don't think you can call it schism."
- Richard John Neuhaus
(Related: Church, Eyes, Open)
"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."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Change, History, Nature, Religion, Encouraging, Hope, Conflict, Man, Religious, Respect, Will)
"I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Life, Compromise, Elegance, Simplicity)
"In a way, I have to have a dictatorship. I can't be told that I'm wrong. That conflicts with what I was saying earlier about listening. It isn't to do with receiving criticism and responding to other views, it's who has that last decision."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Decision, Criticism, Dictatorship, Listening, Saying, Wrong)
"In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future."
- John Olver
(Related: Conflict, Doctors, End, Focus, Future, Iraq, Judges, Key, Months, Police, Soldiers, Teachers, Training)
"One of the things I wanted to introduce in The Same Sea beyond transcending the conflict, is the fact that deep down below all our secrets are the same."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Conflict, Deep, Fact, Sea, Secrets)
"Two children of same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It's a conflict between two victims."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Children, Conflict, Past, Victims)
"Israel of the coastal plain, where eight out of ten Israeli Jews live far removed from the occupied territories, from the fiery Jerusalem, from the religious and nationalistic conflicts, is unknown to the outside world, almost unknown to itself."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Israel, Religious, World)
"I have seen for the first time in 100 years of conflict, the two peoples - the Israeli people and the Palestinian people - are ahead of their leaderships."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Time, People, Conflict, First, Years)
"And in this respect, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a tragedy, a clash between one very powerful, very convincing, very painful claim over this land and another no less powerful, no less convincing claim."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Conflict, Land, Respect, Tragedy)
"A conflict begins and ends in the hearts and minds of people, not in the hilltops."
- Amos Oz
(Related: People, Conflict)
"Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts."
- Heinz R. Pagels
(Related: Science, Help)
"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
- Thomas Paine
"We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany."
- Carl Paladino
(Related: Government, People, Attention, Corruption, Income, Nation, Property, Self, Taxes)
"Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or compromise between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts."
- Ron Paul
(Related: America, Compromise, Leading, Play, Washington)
"The government would have preferred not to take a stand, but the constant presence of the Israeli-Arab conflict on our television screens made it an issue that could no longer be avoided."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Government, Conflict, Television)
"As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been an outstanding issue for more than half a century."
- Li Peng
"We like Batman - we understand him, we suffer with him. On the other hand, we want to be Superman. But they're conflicting philosophies. Let's bring them together in one movie and see how we, as an audience, wrestle with our inner demons."
- Wolfgang Petersen
"Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity, which so often have been in conflict."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Life, Power, Science, God, Christianity, Acceptance, Commitment, Conflict)
"Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up."
- Daniel Pipes
(Related: Peace, Diplomacy, End, Giving)
"I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict."
(Related: Life, Conflict)
"If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force?"
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin
(Related: Family, Home, Hope, Children, Cure, Force, Right, Violence, Will)
"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
(Related: Change, Leadership, Conflict, Followers, Grace, Learning, Potential, Results)
"Great progress was made when arbitration treaties were concluded in which the contracting powers pledge in advance to submit all conflicts to an arbitration court, treaties which not only specify the composition of the court, but also its procedure."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Progress, Contracting, Court)
"America is a country that seems forever to be toddler or teenager, at those two stages of human development characterized by conflict between autonomy and security."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Development, America, Conflict, Country, Security)
"I believe that in the long run, separation between Israel and the Palestinians is the best solution for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Conflict, Israel, Separation, Solution)
"We're strongly in favor of the U.N. plan for a solution to the Cyprus conflict. Hopefully a solution can be found before the end of this summit, but we cannot and will not let it block our decisions on enlargement."
- Anders Fogh Rasmussen
(Related: Conflict, Decisions, End, Solution, Will)
"The irrepressible conflict propounded by abolitionism has produced now its legitimate fruits - disunion."
- John H. Reagan
(Related: Conflict, Now)
"Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Peace, Ability, Absence, Conflict)
"Sometimes we tend to focus more on the personalities and the conflicts, and it really caricatures the issues."
- Mitchell Reiss
"Communism is in conflict with human nature."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Nature, Communism, Conflict, Human nature)
"An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Work, Artist, Conflict)
"And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will again and again confront us with a cruel choice between costly engagement and costly indifference."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Choice, Indifference, Will)
"It's much easier to make jokes about sensitive issues if there is some dissent, some conflict."
- Mo Rocca
(Related: Conflict, Dissent, Jokes)
"It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know."
- Linda Ronstadt
(Related: Christian, Conflict, Enjoyment, Republican)
"Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Men, Work, Authority, Force, Will)
"Several studies, and a number of public statements by senior military and political personalities, testify that - except for disputes between the present nuclear states - all military conflicts, as well as threats to peace, can be dealt with using conventional weapons."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Peace, Military, Present, Public, states, Weapons)
"Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Fear, Conflict, Desire, Vertigo)
"Deconstructing the concept of race not only conflicts with people's tendency to classify and build family histories according to common descent but also ignores the work of biologists studying non-human species."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Family, Work, People, Race)
"Conflict between science and religion a dangerous foe."
- Henry Norris Russell
(Related: Religion, Science, Conflict)
"Once this key conflict is eased, it will have a huge impact on the world. It will take time to find a solution. It's similar to the situation between East and the West at the time of my flight."
- Mathias Rust
(Related: Time, Conflict, Key, Solution, Will, World)
"My family responsibilities don't conflict with my career. Not at all."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: Family, Career, Conflict)
"To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child's education. It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love."
- Milton R. Sapirstein
(Related: Love, Education, People, Absence, Conflict, Opinions)
"Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Family, Attitude, Conflict, Danger, Focus, Interest, Potential)
"There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Control, Conflict, Help, World)
"The hatred Muslim extremists feel against the West feeds on certain conflicts in the world."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Muslim, Hatred, World)
"There's no conflict between the social-welfare state and open markets."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Conflict, Open, State)
"Even though I don't agree with either Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann on virtually anything, I do think the unique scrutiny - because of their gender and highlighting the potential conflict between them is a product of the media's desire for juicy storylines. I think it's inappropriate."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Conflict, Desire, Gender, Media, Potential)
"Politics is very interesting and always leads to conflict."
- Ridley Scott
(Related: Politics, Conflict)
"First of all, I think the Saudis are deeply concerned about the collapse of negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians and the resumption of conflict."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Conflict, First)
"Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence. We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years, and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Conflict, Terrorism, Violence, Years)
"Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter, her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father, her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home."
- Victoria Secunda
(Related: Home, War, Father, Daughter, Fathers, Protection, Temptation, World)
"You watch the Supreme Court in action on these cases, and they are a conflicted court. However, when it comes to speech issues generally, the court has been protective."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Action, Court, Speech)
"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."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: God, Work, Attention, Conflict, Evil, Fortune, Man, May, Sight)
"Tragedy, for me, is not a conflict between right and wrong, but between two different kinds of right."
- Peter Shaffer
(Related: Conflict, Right, Tragedy, Wrong)
"Which is, I'm an optimist that two people can be together to work out their conflicts. And that commitment, I think, might be what love is, because they both grow from their relationship."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Love, Work, People, Commitment)
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Peace, Conflict, Importance, Solution, Will)
"The ongoing conflict between us has caused heavy suffering to both peoples. The future can and must be different. Both our peoples are destined to live together side by side, on this small piece of land. This reality we cannot change."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Change, Conflict, Future, Land, Reality, Suffering)
"As such people achieve influence within the organization, whenever there is a conflict between their own interest and the interest of the organization, their interests will win out."
- Robert Shea
(Related: People, Conflict, Influence, Interest, Will)
"A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational and class inequality and conflict."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Class, Conflict, Inequality, Labor)
"We think of violence as being conflict and fighting and wars and so forth, but the most ongoing horrific measure of violence is in the horrible poverty of the Third World... and the poverty in the United States as well."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Being, Conflict, Fighting, Measure, Poverty, states, United, Violence, World)
"The final conflict will be between the Communists and the ex-Communists."
- Ignazio Silone
(Related: Conflict, Will)
"There is a contest old as Eden, which still goes on - the conflict between right and wrong, between error and truth. In this conflict every human being has a part."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Truth, Being, Conflict, Error, Old, Right, Wrong)
"I had assumed that Bush's seemingly inflexible policy to support Sharon was for political reasons of his getting elected. But as to whether he really believes his actions are going to hasten the day of the final conflict, I do not know."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Policy, Actions, Conflict, Day, Support)
"I am an American Jew and aware of the sensitivities involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: American, Conflict)
"The real conflict, if any exists, is between two industrial systems."
- Leland Stanford
"From my earliest acquaintance with the science of political economy, it has been evident to my mind that capital was the product of labor, and that therefore, in its best analysis there could be no natural conflict between capital and labor."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Science, Acquaintance, Conflict, Economy, Labor, Mind)
"The country blacksmith who employs no journeyman is never conscious of any conflict between the capital invested in his anvil, hammer and bellows, and the labor he performs with them, because in fact, there is none."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Conflict, Country, Fact, Labor)
"This old Germany was partly defeated in its conflict with the progressive ideas of socialism, for it had given the people nothing that could serve as a successful alternative to socialism."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: People, Successful, Ideas, Conflict, Germany, Nothing, Old, Socialism)
"Here we encounter two conflicting concepts with which we must come to grips in our time: the idea of national solidarity and the idea of international cooperation."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Idea, Cooperation, Solidarity)
"News is so often a report of conflict, an account of problems, a thing of the day and even of the minute, that sometimes I think we make the background darker and the shadows deeper than they actually are."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Conflict, Day, News, Problems, Shadows)
"Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished."
- Anne Sophie Swetchine
(Related: Strength, Conflict, Weakness)
"Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone."
- Deborah Tannen
(Related: Act, Communication, Independence, Intimacy, Needs, World)
"Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts that cannot be logically resolved: we can state the conflicts rationally, but reason does not relieve us of them."
- Allen Tate
(Related: Poetry, Deals, Reason, State)
"Experience means conflict, our natures being what they are, and conflict means drama."
- Allen Tate
(Related: Experience, Being, Conflict, Drama)
"Anytime you have a difficult encounter with your child, there is a good chance that at least one of these factors is bringing out the worst in him or her: transitions, time pressure, competition for your attention, conflicting objectives."
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
(Related: Time, Attention, Chance, Competition, Objectives, Pressure)
"If it squares with the Scripture, then let's go. If it's in conflict with the Scripture, then it's heresy."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Conflict, Heresy, Scripture)
"A Christianity that is in conflict with the Scriptures isn't Christianity at all."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Christianity, Conflict)
"I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Politics, Conflict, End, Evil, Will)
"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
(Related: Peace, Absence, Conflict, Violence)
"We've made some mistakes in this country in times past - the Korean conflict proceeding that, some say proceeding the Persian Gulf War, where we were ambiguous as to what we would do."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: War, Conflict, Country, Mistakes, Past)
"Today, we are now deciding how do we treat those who are choosing to carry out a war against us, non-U.S. citizens who are choosing to take us to task for what we believe and who we are. In this conflict, we have to decide how we are going to try to find these terrorists."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: War, Conflict, Now, Today)
"Conflicting commercial regulations of the different States shackled and diminished both foreign and domestic trade; hence the power to regulate commerce was conferred."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Power, Commerce, states, Trade)
"The door of conciliation and compromise is finally closed by our adversaries, and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Men, Compromise, Conflict, Dignity, Firmness, Freedom)
"We have not sought this conflict; we have sought too long to avoid it; our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Fear, Conflict, Rights, Weakness)
"The due process of law as we use it, I believe, rests squarely on the liberal idea of conflict and resolution."
- June L. Trapp
(Related: Idea, Conflict, Law, Liberal, Resolution)
"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
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Control, Conflict, Present, Thinking)
"The UN declaration on human rights must always be first in line before religion or other cultural habits, in case of any conflict between them."
- Bjorn Ulvaeus
(Related: Religion, Conflict, First, Rights, Habits, Human rights)
"Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas."
- Donatella Versace
(Related: Ideas, Creativity, Conflict)
"In situations of military conflict, civil strife, lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations, terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Conflict, Rights, Human rights, Military)
"Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe. We should draw strength from that fact."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Strength, Conflict, Europe, Fact)
"Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest - the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Religion, Conflict, Conquest, Opinion, Race)
"If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Money, Power, American, Conflict, states, United)
"This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Sacrifice, Conflict, Freedom, National security, Today)
"Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Cause, Conflict)
"It was Jacques Chirac and Schroeder both, who pushed us into a conflict to remove Milosevic."
- Curt Weldon
"Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: War, Blind, Conflict)
"One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying."
- Morris West
(Related: Acceptance, Conflict, Court, Darkness, Doubt, Dying, Existence, Living, Needs, Pain, Will)
"But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict, unlike any experienced by our nation before: we face an enemy that is not a state."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Conflict, Enemy, Nation, Radical, State)
"Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective, and recognizes only difference, never inequality, only fragments, never conflict."
- Elizabeth Wilson
(Related: Conflict, Difference, Inequality, Perspective, Privilege)
"I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Life, Experience, Conflict, Trying, Woman)
"I will not nullify, I will not secede, but I will under sovereign State authority fight in the Union another revolutionary conflict for civil liberty, and a Union which will defend it."
- Henry A. Wise
(Related: Authority, Conflict, Fight, Liberty, State, Will)
"So the first thing you need to do about conflict is to prevent it, and the best way of preventing it is by dealing with the question of poverty."
- James Wolfensohn
(Related: Conflict, First, Poverty, Question)
"As I stand here today and tell you about these, I am heavy with an awareness of the fact that I am in more than one sense a product of both the Chinese and Western cultures, in harmony and in conflict."
- Chen Ning Yang
(Related: Awareness, Conflict, Fact, Harmony, Sense, Today)
"In the latter half of the last century the impact of the expanding influence of Western culture and economic system brought about in China a severe conflict."
- Chen Ning Yang
(Related: Conflict, Culture, Influence)
"The current stage does not allow the entrance of everyone into a military conflict, however everyone must be ready for the day in which it might take place, as the Zionist enemy is planning to attack our people and to control our land once again."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: People, Control, Conflict, Day, Enemy, Land, Military, Planning)
"Our priorities require that all children of Palestine, men and women, be ready for conflict, both from the standpoint of training and from the standpoint of armament."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Men, Women, Children, Conflict, Palestine, Priorities, Training)
"One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge. Instead, we are creating exclusion between the East and the West instead of creating bridges; we are contributing to the conflict between East and West by our stupid desire to have more."
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Related: Dreams, Conflict, Desire)
"President Bush and his commanders announced early in the conflict that the Conventions applied."
- John Yoo
(Related: Commanders, Conflict, President)
"That is because the conflict with al Qaeda is not governed by the Geneva Conventions, which applies only to international conflicts between states that have signed them."
- John Yoo
(Related: Conflict, states)
"There is only one conflict in Ukraine today and it is between the regime and the people."
- Viktor Yushchenko
(Related: People, Conflict, Today)
"Thus, anybody who follows this nature and gives way its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts, and go against the conventions and rules of society, and will end up a criminal."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, Society, End, Quarrels, Rules, states, Will)
"There would always be a vote. There were always conflicts and arguments for years and years - that's why we're not together anymore. But there was always a vote. It was always two out of three."
- David Zucker
(Related: Arguments, Vote, Years)