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    conflict Quotes

    [Yahya Khan ] I have a big problem on my hands with him. I've set up a war commission to study the responsibilities inherent in the recent conflict.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    If you want to resolve a dispute or come out from conflict, the very first thing is to speak the truth. If you have a headache and tell the doctor you have a stomachache, how can the doctor help? You must speak the truth. The truth will abolish fear.
    — Ziauddin Yousafzai
    tags: fear  truth  conflict  doctor 
    Either in conflict with others or in harmony with them, we go through life like a runaway horse, unable to stop.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: conflict  harmony 
    In China's thousands of years of civilization, the conflict between humankind and nature has never been as serious as it is today.
    — Zhou Shengxian
    Father said conflict develops the character
    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war in Afghanistan, unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: conflict  government  war  year 
    The kind of problem that America faces in Iraq is a little bit the kind of problem that Israel faced in dealing with Hezbollah. If the conflict, the theater of conflict enlarges, it's going to become more and more absorbing and more and more costly.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    To resolve conflicts, excessive ambitions and one's own fears and aspirationis must be sacrificed.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: fear  ambition  conflict 
    Today we're seeing fundamental conflicts within political Islam, with the fundamentalists on the one side and the moderates on the other. Who gains the upper hand means a great deal to the world.
    — Zalmay Khalilzad
    We're dealing with such enormous problems today that we have no other choice but to work together. If Iraq fails, if a religious civil war breaks out and the neighboring states are drawn into this conflict, if the Kurds declare independence and al-Qaida takes over an entire province - that's when the consequences will be dramatic.
    — Zalmay Khalilzad
    Like life, peace begins with women. We are the first to forge lines of alliance and collaboration across conflict divides.
    — Zainab Salbi
    tags: peace  women  conflict 
    Once you land on who you think the character is and what his conflicts are, you have to let that lead you. You have to throw all that other stuff away and not be worried about this epic responsibility, or it will just crush and paralyze you.
    — Zack Snyder
    I had gotten the role of Fandral in Thor, but scheduling conflicts (with Chuck) prevented that from going forward.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: conflict 
    I watch a happy person doing stand-up, and I go, "What the hell is this? This person's happy!" You need internal conflict. You need the guy to be out of step with society. It's a tool for comedy.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    Art's effect is due to the tension resulting from the clash of the collocation of elements of two (or more) systems of interpretation. This conflict has the function of breaking down automatism of perception and occurs simultaneously on the many levels of a work of art ... All levels may carry meaning.
    — Yuri Lotman
    Looking at the earth from afar you realize it is too small for conflict and just big enough for co-operation.
    — Yuri Gagarin
    tags: earth  conflict 
    The problems of tribal conflicts in Kenya are much older, caused by the former colonial power. A former American ambassador there once wrote about how the CIA has contributed to the divisions between Kenyans.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    None of the parties want this conflict to go on.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: conflict 
    Unfortunately, the source of all this conflict between the Sunnis and Shia is some major powers that do not want religious unity amongst Muslims.
    — Yousef Saanei
    What I, as the prime minister of the present government of Israel, started to do, is first to tackle the longest part of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    Positive change always encounters resistance, conflict, and obstacles. We must embrace difficult and heated situations in life, for that is the method of igniting our reactions in order to transform them.
    — Yehuda Berg
    tags: conflict  positive 
    The Palestinian people have no national identity. I, Yasser Arafat, man of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with Israel.
    — Yasser Arafat
    tags: men  people  identity  conflict 
    Genuine rights don't conflict-they enable us to live together without intractable conflicts.
    — Yaron Brook
    tags: live  right  conflict 
    The heart of a virtuous person has settled down and he does not rush about at things. A person of little merit is not at peace but walks about making trouble and is in conflict with all.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: peace  people  heart  conflict 
    The Arab-Israeli conflict is the biggest problem, but small problems shape the daily lives of Israelis. Unless there happens to be a war going on, the Arab-Israeli conflict is irrelevant in daily life.
    — Yair Lapid
    tags: live  problem  conflict  war 
    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.
    — Xunzi
    I do think there will be a better understanding between the two sides - East and West. And eventually, the so-called two sides will disappear, and there will only be the conflict between those with power and those without it.
    — Xiaolu Guo
    Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman, as a respecter of the rights of little nations (like little Belgium), as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    The idea of full dress in preparation for a battle comes not from a belief that it will add to the fighting ability. The preparation is for death, in case that should be the result of the conflict. Every Indian wants to look his best when he goes to meet the Great Spirit, so the dressing up is done whether in imminent danger is an oncoming battle or a sickness or injury at times of peace.
    — Wooden Leg
    If the conflict in Lebanon continues, the risk of attacks will grow. This is why we must contribute to a joint (international) responsibility and help secure peace in Lebanon.
    — Wolfgang Schauble
    By preventing new conflicts, we avert the causes of radicalization and the risk of terrorist attacks in Europe, including in Germany.
    — Wolfgang Schauble
    tags: risk  conflict 
    A fierce and monkish art; a castigation of the flesh. You must cut out your imagination and not fly an airplane but regulate a half-dozen instruments . . . .At first, the conflicts between animal sense and engineering brain are irresistibly strong.
    — Wolfgang Langewiesche
    The process of decolonisation in Nigeria was a very untidy one. The British, when they were leaving finally and knew exactly who they wanted to take over, they wanted pliant government, figures, structures, they wanted to continue indirectly in effect their control over much of their colonial possessions and this was one of the very early causes of conflict.
    — Wole Soyinka
    The aboriginal peoples of Australia illustrate the conflict between technology and the natural world succinctly, by asking, 'What will you do when the clever men destroy your water?' That, in truth, is what the world is coming to.
    — Winona LaDuke
    I have to try to remind people on both sides of the barque of Peter that there is room for us all and that we are not the first generation of Catholics to experience serious theological and pastoral differences of opinion. In fact, from the New Testament, strong leaders within the church disagreed openly. Eventually, the truly great ones found ways to heal conflicts and keep the Lord's flock united.
    — Wilton Daniel Gregory
    Many priests say that retirement is more identified with freedom from meetings, budgets, personnel conflicts, and "dealing with the Chancery." Even as I struggled not to take that last point too personally, I was reminded that I have heard the same sentiment from many of my bishop friends as well!
    — Wilton Daniel Gregory
    Plot, or evolution, is life responding to environment; and not only is this response always in terms of conflict, but the really great struggle, the epic struggle of creation, is the inner fight of the individual whereby the soul builds up character.
    — William Wallace Cook
    In brainwashing and the eliciting of confessions, the physiological importance of inducing a sense of guilt and conflict can hardly be over emphasized.
    — William Sargant
    tags: guilt  conflict 
    The new, old, and constantly changing language of politics is a lexicon of conflict and drama?ridicule and reproach?pleading and persuasion.
    — William Safire
    It is a kind and wise arrangement of Providence that weaves our sorrows into the elements of character and that all the disappointments, and conflicts, and afflictions of life may, if rightly used, become the means of improvement, and create in us the sinews of strength.... the dross is left in the crucible, the baser metals are transmuted, and the character is enriched with gold.
    — William Morley Punshon
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