Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Conflict.

The repository contains 44 quotes in the category “Conflict.”
Showing quotes 21 through 40 in the category “Conflict.” Page 1 2 3.

You have to just marvel at the stun-gun absurdity of fighting to the death over what happens after you die.

Dennis Miller
1953 —     

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings
1818 — 1885

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.

Desiderius Erasmus
1469 — 1536

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.

Sigmund Freud
1856 — 1939

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

Eric Hoffer
1902 — 1983

Nothing produces such odd results as trying to get even.

Franklin P. Jones
1853 — 1935

Don’t argue with idiots. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Greg King

Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.

Duke François de La Rochefoucauld
1613 — 1680

An argument is two people trying to get in the last word first.

MAD Magazine

Starting a war in the name of peace is like poking a hole in a balloon to get more air into it.

MAD Magazine

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

General George S. Patton
1885 — 1945

To Kenneth Clarke, who said, "Isn’t it terrible about losing to the Germans at our national sport?" when England lost to Germany in the 1990 World Cup Semifinal:

I shouldn’t worry too much; we’ve beaten them twice this century at theirs.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
1925 — 2013

The greatest victory is a victory won without fighting.


Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov
1920 — 1992

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

427? — 348? B.C.

True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past.

Nelson Mandela
1918 — 2013

Pick battles big enough to matter and small enough to win.

Jonathan Kozol
1936 —     

Make friends of your enemies, or kill them.


The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.

Chinese Proverb

Never cut what you can untie.

Joseph Joubert
1754 — 1824

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