A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on conflict, fate, future, life, and world

At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life; this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity: that one is alone. That isn't as bad as it may first appear; and again it is the best thing in life that each should have everything in himself; his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

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A Quote by R. Turnbull on age, civilization, conflict, darkness, day, disease, doubt, faith, and intelligence

Doubt is the disease of this inquisitive, restless age. It is the price we pay for our advanced intelligence and civilization-the dim night of our resplendent day. But as the most beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and best.

R. Turnbull

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on conflict, ethics, excellence, facts, people, popularity, and struggle

When you hold out for high standards, people are impressed-but they don't always like you for it. Not everybody will be on your side in your struggle to do what's right and ethical. In fact, sometimes even you won't be on your side. You'll wrestle with inner conflict, torn between what you should do and what you want to do. You'll also aggravate other people. Seems when you walk the straight and narrow you always step on someone's toes. Don't count on the ethics of excellence to make you popular.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on conflict, conscience, ethics, heart, interest, listening, mind, and selfishness

Pay attention to the voice within. . . . Sometimes the voice of your conscience gets drowned out by crowd noise or by the pep rally of temptations. And your mind may put some selfish spin on the ball, rationalizing that it's okay to veer away from the ethical route. When we run into conflicts between ethical "shoulds" and our selfish "wants," we all argure out ways to con our conscience. But take pains to listen, because it has your best interests at heart.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Philip Henry on conflict, religion, and science

The person who thinks there can be any real conflict between science and religion must be either very young in science or very ignorant in religion.

Philip Henry (1631 - 1696)

Source: Matthew Henry, Life of Philip Henry

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A Quote by Philip D. Reed on belief, character, conflict, force, observation, success, and world

It is sometimes frightening to observe the success which comes even to the outlaw with a polished technique, and we find ourselves doubting the validity of the virtues we have been taught. But I believe we must reckon with character in the end, for it is as potent a force in world conflict as it is in our own domestic affairs. It strikes the last blow in any battle.

Philip D. Reed

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A Quote by Paulo Freire on conflict

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

Paulo Freire (1921 - 1997)

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on conflict, conscience, generations, humanity, nations, needs, peace, privacy, prosperity, and security

If there is a conflict between the security of the sovereign state and the security of the human commonwealth, the human commonwealth comes first. If there is a conflict between the well-being of the nation and the well-being of humanity, the well-being of humanity comes first. If there is a conflict between the needs of this generation and the needs of all later generations, the needs of the later generations come first. If there is a conflict between public edict and private conscience, private conscience comes first. If there is a conflict between the easy drift of prosperity and the ordeal of peace, the ordeal of peace comes first.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

Source: Place of Folly, 1962.

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A Quote by Neil Postman on belief, confidence, conflict, conscience, creation, evolution, foolishness, ideas, laws, purpose, religion, science, teaching, and universe

Educators may bring upon themselves unnecessary travail by taking a tactless and unjustifiable position about the relation between scientific and religious narratives. We see this, of course, in the conflict concerning creation science. Some educators representing, as they think, the conscience of science act much like those legislators who in 1925 prohibited by law the teaching of evolution in Tennessee. In that case, anti-evolutionists were fearful that a scientific idea would undermine religious belief. Today, pro-evolutionists are fearful that a religious idea will undermine scientific belief. The former had insufficient confidence in religion; the latter insufficient confidence in science. The point is that profound but contradictory ideas may exist side by side, if they are constructed from different materials and methods and have different purposes. Each tells us something important about where we stand in the universe, and it is foolish to insist that they must despise each other.

Neil Postman (19?? -)

Source: Neil Postman, The End of Education, Alfred Knopf, New York, 1995, p 107.

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A Quote by Morris L. West on acceptance, conflict, consequences, darkness, death, doubt, life, needs, risk, and security

One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.

Morris L. West (1916 -)

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