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A list of the best conflict quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous conflict quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic conflict quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational conflict quotes from that same writer.

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The people to fear are not tho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know. Napoleon Bonaparte

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Wars don’t bring lasting peace... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Wars don’t bring lasting peace, only lasting death. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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If we cannot end our differenc... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity. John F. Kennedy

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Only by pride comes contention... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom. -- Proverbs 13:10

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Remember that when you meet yo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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Humiliation sets armies marchi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Humiliation sets armies marching, empires falling, breaks hearts and minds and souls. Janet Morris

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A quarrel is quickly settled w... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two. Seneca the Younger

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"The only unfair fight is the one you lose." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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The trouble with self-made men... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.

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The archenemy is the arch stup... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
The archenemy is the arch stupid! Thomas Carlyle

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It is the eternal struggle bet... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
It is the eternal struggle between these two principles -- right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it. Abraham Lincoln

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We are the prisoners of ideas. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
We are the prisoners of ideas. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I have fought a good fight. I ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. -- 2 Timothy 4:7

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The spirit indeed is willing, ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. -- Matthew 26:41

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Those that are the loudest in ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions. Charles Caleb Colton

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"Arrows are cheap; you’re expensive." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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For the good that I would I do... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. -- (Romans 7:19

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The most intense conflicts, if... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results. Carl Jung

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The easiest thing to find on G... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do. Richard DeVos

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Who digs a pit for others will... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.

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You can't comfort the afflicte... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable, Diana, Princess of Wales

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If passion drives you, let rea... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Franklin

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Commonly they must use their f... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue. Philip Sidney

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The war existing between the s... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
The war existing between the senses and reason. Blaise Pascal

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It's when you're safe at home ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
It's when you're safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure. When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. Thornton Wilder

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We cannot really think in one ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
We cannot really think in one way and act in another... Thomas Troward

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Proof of war, when it comes, a... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Proof of war, when it comes, always comes too late. Janet Morris

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"Keep your enemies at a distance, your partners close at hand." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Everyone prepares for battle i... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Everyone prepares for battle in his own way. Janet Morris

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Revenge is never the best driv... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Revenge is never the best driver for a battle, but a common one. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"Be polite to all, friendly to none. Be professional. Be ready to kill everyone and everything." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"And what do the Theban hoplites see in this extended rending of the sky, this white-bright glory of Enlil's lightning? The future, but not theirs: paired cavalry fighters; formed ranks of armored death; grim men on their tall horses with lightning limning weapons tailored to the task; men spoiling for a fight if the gods allowed -- the Sacred Band of Stepsons, out from shadows and the dark." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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What people need and what they... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
What people need and what they want may be very different. Elbert Hubbard

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Don't jump on a man unless he ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Don't jump on a man unless he is down. Finley Peter Dunne

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What rights are those that dar... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
What rights are those that dare not resist for them? Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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The fibers of all things have ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument. Henry David Thoreau

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We gain our ends only with the... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws. Jacob Bronowski

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Reason guides but a small part... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad. Joseph Roux

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I exhort you also to take part... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict. Plato

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We are only falsehood, duplici... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves. Blaise Pascal

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You cannot perform in a manner... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself. Zig Ziglar

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We are enslaved by anything we... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception. Vernon Howard

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The effect of violent dislike ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay

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You cannot simultaneously prev... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. Albert Einstein

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Modern science knows much abou... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling. David Seabury

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A good swordsman is not given ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.

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Let us move from the era of co... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation. Richard Nixon

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Insight into the two selves wi... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory. Vernon Howard

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We must become acquainted with... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
We must become acquainted with our emotional household: we must see our feelings as they actually are, not as we assume they are. This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us. Vernon Howard

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Why don't you want to do what ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quotes About Conflict
Why don't you want to do what you know you should do? The reason you don't is that you're in conflict with yourself. Tom Hopkins