"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
"An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind."
– Mahatma Gandhi
"Two conflicting forces cannot exist in one human heart. When doubt reigns, faith cannot abide. Where hatred rules, love is crowded out. Where selfishness rules, there love cannot dwell. When worry is present, trust cannot crowd its way in."
– Billy Graham
"It's time for us to turn to each other, not on each other."
– Jesse Jackson
"Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right."
– Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
"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."
– William James
"Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional."
– Max Lucade
"A long dispute means that both parties are wrong."
"Behind every argument is someone's ignorance."
– Louise D. Brandeis
"Conflicts can be destroyed through understanding and intellect."
– Dada Bhagwan
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."
– Marie Curie
"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."
– Albert Einstein
"Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."
– Ronald Reagan
"Conflict is very much a state of mind. If you’re not in that state of mind, it doesn’t bother you."
– Yotam Ottolenghi
"We don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note. Only notes that are different can harmonize. The same is true with people."
– Steve Goodier
"“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
– Winston Churchill
"If we manage conflict constructively, we harness its energy for creativity and development."
– Kenneth Kaye
"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in."
– Alan Alda
"Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped."
– African proverb
"Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own."
– John M. Barrie
"The more we run from conflict, / The more it masters us; / The more we try to avoid it, / The more it controls us; / The less we fear conflict, / The less it confuses us; / The less we deny our differences, / The less they divide us."
– David Augsburger
"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them."
– Phyllis Bottome
"No one in history has ever been insulted into agreement."
– Arthur Brooks
"It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It’s that they can’t see the problem."
– G.K. Chesterton
"If you understood everything I said, you’d be me."
– Miles Davis