A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Don't jump on a man unless he is down.
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. [(Romans 7:19]
Have a dialogue between the two opposing parts and you will find that they always start out fighting each other until we come to an appreciation of difference, … a oneness and integration of the two opposing forces. Then the civil war is finished, and your energies are ready for your struggle with the world.
I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. [2 Timothy 4:7]
I'm not a combative person. My long experience has taught me to resolve conflict by raising the issues before I or others burn their boats.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
Instead of suppressing conflicts, specific channels could be created to make this conflict explicit, and specific methods could be set up by which the conflict is resolved.
It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, ''You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it.''