conflict

A Quote by Lisa Alther on conflict, intelligence, and reflection

I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

Source: Kinflicks, 1975

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on conflict, intelligence, love, people, poets, and reflection

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Lewis Mumford on conflict, science, and unity

The humanities and science are not in inherent conflict but have become separated in the twentieth century. Now their essential unity must be re-emphasized, so that twentieth-century multiplicity may become twentieth-century unity.

Lewis Mumford (1895 -)

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A Quote by Leon Merle Flanders, D.D. on clarity, conflict, confusion, diversity, eternity, god, guidance, listening, men, rumor, and thinking

If we want to possess poise and to be capable of clear thinking, it is essential, first of all, to rise above the confusion of conflicting rumors and diverse opinions and listen to the eternal verities which God has given to men for their guidance and preservation.

Leon Merle Flanders

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on conflict and immortality

The mystical techniques for achieving immortality are revealed only to those who have dissolved all ties to the gross worldly realm of duality, conflict, and dogma. As long as your shallow worldly ambitions exist, the door will not open.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (60)

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A Quote by Kathleen Norris on conflict, conformity, individuality, liberty, and society

In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.

Kathleen Norris

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A Quote by Karen Horney on conflict and life

Fortunately, psychoanalysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.

Karen Horney

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A Quote by Joyce Cary on change, conflict, creation, creativity, danger, evil, facts, good, ideas, injustice, insecurity, inventions, life, mind, spirit, tragedy, and world

For me, the principal fact of life is the free mind. For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity. A perpetually new and lively world, but a dangerous one, full of tragedy and injustice. A world in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment.

Joyce Cary

Source: 1958, in Writers at Work

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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on civilization, conflict, confusion, culture, driving, men, planning, science, society, success, and understanding

If men can be made to understand that society, with its rigid codes and stratifications, is in its confused infancy rather than in the apex of its development; if they can be made to understand that the conflicts and contradictions of society can only be resolved by scientific long-range planning-then we will succeed in maintaining what civilization we have and drive onward to greater culture.

Joost Meerloo

Source: The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing

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A Quote by John William Gardner on belief, conflict, integrity, life, nations, people, sharing, society, and style

A nation is held together by shared values, shared beliefs, shared attitudes. That is what enables a people to maintain a cohesive society despite the tensions of daily life. This is what enables them to rise above the conflicts that plague any society. That is what gives a nation its tone, its fiber, its integrity, its moral style, its capacity to endure.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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