Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.
Conflict is the beginning of consciousness.
Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it.
Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.
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.
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.
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.
I am a woman in the process; Im just trying to be like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience and learn from it. Life is never dull.
Fiction is love and hate and agreement and conflict and common adventure, not lonely musings on have-beens and might-have-beens.
Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled to concentrate to accept conflict and tension to be born everyday to feel a sense of self.
Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
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.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
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.
Living with integrity means:
* Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships.
* Asking for what you want and need from others.
* Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension.
* Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values.
* Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.
May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life
facing each new situation with courage and optimism.
Commitment in the face of conflict produces character.
Behold a contest worthy of a god, a brave man matched in conflict with adversity
The deepest, the only theme of human history, compared to which all others are of subordinate importance, is the conflict of skepticism with faith.
Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman ... as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination.
Beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and the best.
The main question I shall probe is the extent to which, and the manner in which, Buddhism, as a religion espoused by Sri Lankans of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, has contributed to the current ethnic conflict and collective violence in Sri Lanka.
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.