A Quote by Tao Te Ching on conflict, control, family, generosity, life, simplicity, present, thinking, and work

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.

Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Sun Tzu on conflict, efficiency, and knowledge

The peak efficiency of knowledge and strategy is to make conflict unnecessary.

Sun Tzu

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A Quote by Steven V. Thulon on character, conflict, and crisis

Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it.

Steven V. Thulon

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on conflict, desires, good, majorities, truth, and world

The truth must essentially be regarded as in conflict with this world; the world has never been so good, and will never become so good that the majority will desire the truth.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Simone Weil on citizenship, conflict, country, economics, interest, and war

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: The Need for Roots (1949)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on conflict and emotion

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Scott Watson on arrogance, conflict, honesty, questions, uncertainty, and wisdom

To start blindly with a statement is a sign of arrogance and narrow-mindedness, and will lead to conflict. To start blindly with a question is a sign of uncertainty and honesty, and will lead to wisdom.

Scott Watson

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A Quote by Rudolph Carnap on certainty, change, conflict, experience, kindness, language, logic, mathematics, physics, radicals, revolution, rules, science, truth, and value

I should make a distinction between two kinds of readjustment in the case of a conflict with experience, namely, between a change in the language, and a mere change in or addition of, a truth-value ascribed to an indeterminate statement (i.e. a statement whose truth value is not fixed by the rules of language, say by the postulates of logic, mathematics and physics). A change of the first kind constitutes a radical alteration, sometimes a revolution, and it occurs only at certain historically decisive points in the development of science. On the other hand, changes of the second kind occur every minute. A change of the first kind constitutes, strictly speaking, a transition from a language Ln into a new language Ln+1.

Rudolph Carnap

Source: "Replies and Systematic Expositions," Schlipp, The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap [Carnap63], p921

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A Quote by Ronald Thomas on compromise, conflict, and peace

Peace is a two way road of conflict and compromise.

Ronald Thomas

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A Quote by Ralph W. Sockman, D.D. on conflict, faith, giving, needs, power, time, and truth

As long as we can keep our international relations in the realm of conference rather than open conflict, we are giving truth more time to vindicate itself. And what we ourselves need is more faith in the power of truth.

Ralph W. Sockman

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