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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi

Whoever counters the malicious with malice can never be free, but one who feels no maliciousness pacifies those who hate. Hate brings misery to humanity, so the wise man knows no hatred


It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred, it will be stilled by non-hatred - this is the law Eternal.


In the vast cosmos man is like a speck. Essentially there is no conflict between man and creation.

Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity and sets us at noting and contriving.

John Dewey

I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

Conflict cannot survive without your participation.

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?

Blaise Pascal

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

Let us live without any conflict.

Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself your victory will not stand in doubt, if you now Heaven and you know Earth you may make your victory complete.

Sun Tzu

The passions are the same in every conflict, large or small.

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

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly those who dispute with one another at last agree.

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.

Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity and a provision in old age.

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.

Margaret Thatcher

I think America is just so in love with conflict.

Sir my concern is not whether God is on our side, my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.

Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat.

Where there is no struggle there is no strength.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. [The Second Law of Robotics]

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory.

Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil, and if they cannot feel they have lost their liberty.

You should respect each other and refrain from disputes, you should not like water and oil repel each other, but should like milk and water mingle together.

Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.

Mark Twain

A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. [The Third Law of Robotics]

Truths begin by a conflict with the police - and end by calling them in.

Emile M. Cioran

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.

Thoughtless dilettante or purblind wordlings sometimes ask us "What is it that Britain and France are fighting for?" To this I answer "If we left off fighting you would soon find out".

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

Conflicts and factions, violence and upheavals are caused by the neglect of human values in daily life.

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain hazardous and conflicting information.

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.

How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms.

In all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.

The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.

Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you're in a fight.

It is better to live in peace than in bitterness and strife.

The bad man is continually at war with and in opposition to himself.

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

Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine, the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.

Drama usually has some sort of intense conflict.

God's love is too great to be confined to any one side of a conflict or to any one religion.

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

Ten commandments, yet seven deadly sins: conflict?

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.

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.

Rabindranath Tagore

Marriage is one long conversation chequered by disputes.

Quarrel? Nonsense, we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?

To lose patience is to lose the battle.

There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.

Family is conflict and it's something that we all relate to.

I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me.

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism, or the holy name of liberty or democracy?

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

A psychologist once told me that, for a boy, being in the middle of a conflict between two women is the worst possible situation. There's always a desire to please each one.

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior.

In a false quarrel there is no true valor.

William Shakespeare

A man may conquer a million men in battle, but one who conquers himself is indeed the greatest of conquerors.

If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?

William Shakespeare

Arm yourselves and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict, for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.

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.

When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?

If there is anything disagreeable going on, men are always sure to get out of it

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

I have defeated this earthworm with my words. Imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.

Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.

Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.

'Smart power' is the use of American power in ways that would help prevent and resolve conflict - not just send our military in.

I think it was very impertinent of him to write to you at all, and very hypocritical. I hate such false friends. Why could not he keep on quarrelling with you as his father did before him?

Elinor agreed with it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.

It will have blood they say, blood will have blood.

We were looking at the Chicago Marathon, but a conflict arose with the date and New York seems to fit our schedule better. I've been training some, but I wouldn't call it serious. It's just something to fill a void in my life after I quit competing as a professional cyclist.

If you get down and quarrel everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil I say.

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views, for these also contributed something by developing before us the powers of thought.