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Quotes of the Day for 3 March 2004 – Conflict

One subscriber wrote to request quotes on conflict and its resolution, because a friend (who happens to also be a subscriber) is going through a rough time. I'd like to think these quotes might bring some hope.

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The quotes:

When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
     - Emile Coue, 1857 - 1926

Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.
     - Erich Fromm, 1900 - 1980

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
     - Louis Aragon

Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it.
     - Steven V. Thulon

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
     - William Ellery Channing, 1780 - 1842

Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.
     - Max Lucado


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