Quotes about conflict

“The battle you are going through is not fueled by the words or actions of others; it is fueled by the mind that gives it importance.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Swearing doesn’t make your argument valid; it just tells the other person you have lost your class and control.”

Shannon L. Alder

“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.”

Lao Tzu

“To live is to war with trolls.”

Henrik Ibsen

“Defensiveness is usually someone silently screaming that they need you to value and respect them in disguise. When you look for deeper meanings behind someone’s pain you can then begin to heal not only yourself, but others.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.”

Horace Mann

“A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.”

Fidel Castro

“Happiness is a garden walled with glass: there's no way in or out. In Paradise there are no stories, because there are no journeys. It's loss and regret and misery and yearning that drive the story forward, along its twisted road.”

Margaret Atwood

“I need you to be happy. I need one of us to be happy.”

Holly Black

“You are going to do some really stupid and mean things in the name of love. Don’t be so hard on yourself when things don’t turn out. You are a good person that loved deeply. Anybody worth having will know that hurting someone is not showing someone who you really are. You’re a sensitive person that showed the depth of your love, by the depth of your pain. Fairytale love will show you only one face. Real love will show you as many faces as it takes to get you to see how much that person really wanted you in their life.”

Shannon L. Alder