Quotations on Conflict

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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
(Keywords: Change, Conflict, World)

Our men and women in our armed forces are the real heroes in this conflict.
- Wayne Allard
(Keywords: Men, Women, Conflict, Heroes)

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
(Keywords: History, Victory, Conflict, Economics, Ethics, Force)

Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Truth, People, Conflict, Darkness, Error, Light, Opposites, Zone)

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
(Keywords: People, Conflict, Practice, Theories, Theory, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Nature, Life, Values, Conflict, Earth, Man, Nothing, Struggle)

Those who wish to cause religious conflict are small in number but often manage to dominate the headline.
- Tony Blair
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Act, Community, Conflict, Now, Will)

There is no conflict between favouring Islamic and traditional values and being more open and international.
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Battle, Being, Conflict, Iraq, National security, Service)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, Father, Hope, Conflict, First)

Religious conflict can be the bloodiest and cruelest conflicts that turn people into fanatics.
- William J. Brennan
(Keywords: People, Conflict, Fanatics, Religious)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, Being, Conflict, Man, Silence, Sin)

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
(Keywords: God, War, Fear, Conflict, Cruelty, Freedom, Justice)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Faith, Conflict, Doubt, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
- Charlie Chaplin
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Civil rights, Conflict, Liberals, Will)

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
(Keywords: Time, People, Conflict, Interest, Public)

When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
- Emile Coue
(Keywords: Imagination, Power, Conflict, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: History, American, Conflict, First, Republicans)

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
(Keywords: Peace, Act, Conflict, Force, Years)

My friends, there is no Palestinian-Israeli conflict. There is only the global war on terrorism.
- Tom DeLay
(Keywords: War, Conflict, Friends, Terrorism)

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
(Keywords: Time, Confidence, Conflict, Pride, Stars, Today)

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
(Keywords: Time, Conflict, Fact, Fighting, Leaders, Old, Political leaders, Resolution)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Adolescence, Conflict, Struggle)

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
(Keywords: Idea, Conflict, Israel, Want)

To avoid a military conflict, Saddam Hussein has no other choice than to leave the country.
- Ari Fleischer
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Decision, Conflict, First, Mind)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Morality, Conflict, Doctrine, Reason, Religious)

Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: War, Conflict, England, Roses)

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
(Keywords: Funny, Conflict, Garden, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Dad, Conflict, Vietnam)

The Iraq conflict, while not a cause of extremism, has become a cause for extremists.
- Porter Goss
(Keywords: Cause, Conflict, Extremism, Iraq)



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