Quotes of Conflict

“ 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

“ It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it. ”

- Robert E. Lee

“ As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went. ”

- Omar Khayyam

“ You've got to keep fighting; you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive. ”

- Elia Kazan

“ Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed. ”

- Sallust

“ One hour of thoughtful solitude may nerve the heart for days of conflict - girding up its armor to meet the most insidious foe. ”

- Lord Percival

“ Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all the management of human affairs. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities, the meeting of extremes round a corner. ”

- Leigh Hunt

“ Fortunately, analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. ”

- Karen Horney

“ War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men. ”

- Napoleon Hill

“ War is not a life: it is a situation, one which may neither be ignored nor accepted. ”

- T. S. Eliot

“ It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ In view of history, I sincerely wish that the ravages of war will never be repeated. ”

- Akihito

“ War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour but an empty bubble. ”

- John Dryden

“ The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other — instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals. ”

- Edward Abbey

“ If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure. ”

- John Bright

“ Man has no right to kill his brother, it is no excuse that he does so in uniform. He only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. ”

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

“ O for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade; Where rumor of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more. ”

- William Cowper

“ We have to keep fighting. ”

- David Ortiz

“ Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens — and then everybody disagrees. ”

- Boris Marshalov

“ Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it. ”

- C.C. Colton

“ Peace hath her victories, No less renowned than war. ”

- John Milton

“ You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I tell you: it is the good war that hallows every cause. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation. ”

- Robert E. Lee

“ War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory. ”

- Georges Clemenceau

“ A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with. ”

- Kenneth A. Wells

“ But in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ Its going to be a squeeze, but we have got to put our men and women in uniform ahead of everything else. We've got to be treating our reservists fairly before we move on to other procurements. ”

- Mark Dayton
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