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Conflict Quotes

In literature, conflict heightens the drama of the plot. However, in life, conflict is one of the main causes of all ills. Conflict is not necessarily physical confrontation. It can be anything, from giving a cold shoulder to someone to a verbal duel to mental subjugation and more. Conflict is one instinct that goes against rationality and logic. In animals, conflict is a part of survival but in humans, this instinct is suppressed by higher values. However, sometimes these higher values are inadequate to contain the ugly head of conflict from rearing, making it imperative to adopt various measures of conflict resolution. To get a wider perspective of this, read the conflict quotes given below.

Ronald Reagan

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

Brad Pitt

Happiness is overrated. There has to be conflict in life.

Mel Gibson

But although Australia was also involved in the Vietnam conflict, I can remember my dad telling us that if we were in Australia, we wouldn't be drafted until we were 20.

William James

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

Emily Blunt

I think I'm drawn to characters with complexity or who are under duress in some way and have some conflict going on.

Conflict, of course, comes about because of the misuse of power and the clash of ideals, not to mention the inflammatory activities of unscrupulous and bigoted leaders. But it also arises, tragically, from an inability to understand and from the powerful emotions which, out of misunderstanding, lead to distrust and fear.

Charlie Chaplin

I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.

Timothy Olyphant

My roles don't centre around drugs at all! Shadiness is different - it's drama. We're making movies! You've gotta have conflict.

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Chris Hemsworth

The more conflict and contrast you have with a character makes it more interesting.

Meg Ryan

My family responsibilities don't conflict with my career. Not at all.

Hillaire Belloc

All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men.

Donald Trump

Sometimes you need conflict in order to come up with a solution. Through weakness, oftentimes, you can't make the right sort of settlement, so I'm aggressive, but I also get things done, and in the end, everybody likes me.

Nicolas Cage

I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it's drama, it's the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection.

B. R. Ambedkar

What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.

Tony Blair

Those who wish to cause religious conflict are small in number but often manage to dominate the headline.

Simone Weil

Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat.

Clint Eastwood

Drama usually has some sort of intense conflict.

Tony Blair

Conflict is not inevitable, but disarmament is... everyone now accepts that if there is a default by Saddam the international community must act to enforce its will.

Joaquin Phoenix

I don't know a single person in life that doesn't have conflict.

Winston Churchill

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Steven Spielberg

I am an American Jew and aware of the sensitivities involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Joe Biden

Nowhere is it written that there must be conflict between the United States and China.

After moving from Montreal (where French vs.English is the only conflict) to New York (where everyone is obsessed with race) it was impossible to ignore how intellectually lazy and knee-jerk people are when it comes to any mention of ethnicity.

Richard M. Nixon

A president can ask for reconciliation in the racial conflict that divides Americans. But reconciliation comes only from the hearts of people.

H. P. Lovecraft

Truth is of no practical value to mankind save as it affects terrestrial phenomena, hence the discoveries of science should be concealed or glossed over wherever they conflict with orthodoxy.

Steven Spielberg

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Jihadism have nothing to do with each other.