Quotes about conflict

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.”

John Steinbeck

“I have always found it odd that people who think passive aggressively ignoring a person is making a point to them. The only point it makes to anyone is your inability to articulate your point of view because deep down you know you can’t win. It’s better to assert yourself and tell the person you are moving on without them and why, rather than leave a lasting impression of cowardness on your part in a person’s mind by avoiding them.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.”

Shannon L. Alder

“I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it's white, it's snow-white.”

Elizabeth Gaskell

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said. The art of reading between the lines is a life long quest of the wise.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Reputation is what others think of us; character is what God knows of us. When you have spent what feels like eternity trying to repair a few moments of time that destroyed the view others once had of you then you must ask yourself if you have the problem or is it really them? God doesn’t make us try so hard, only enemies do.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Note, to-day, an instructive, curious spectacle and conflict. Science, (twin, in its fields, of Democracy in its)—Science, testing absolutely all thoughts, all works, has already burst well upon the world—a sun, mounting, most illuminating, most glorious—surely never again to set. But against it, deeply entrench'd, holding possession, yet remains, (not only through the churches and schools, but by imaginative literature, and unregenerate poetry,) the fossil theology of the mythic-materialistic, superstitious, untaught and credulous, fable-loving, primitive ages of humanity.”

Walt Whitman

“Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.”

Shannon L. Alder