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The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.

Author: David O. Mckay


The most dramatic conflicts are perhaps, those that take place not between men but between a man and himself -- where the arena of conflict is a solitary mind.

Author: Clark Moustakas

Profession: Humanistic Psychologist

Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.

Author: Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)

Profession: Thirty-seventh President of the USA

This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind versus intuition. The split between the ''conscious'' mind and the ''unconscious.'' There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal-intellect suggests one course, and our ''hearts,'' or intuition, another.

Author: Robert E. Ornstein


We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

The war existing between the senses and reason.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

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.

Author: Frederick Salomon Perls (1893-1970)

Profession: German Psychiatrist

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.

Author: German Proverb

Profession: Sayings of German Origin

Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.

Author: Joseph Roux (1834-1905)

Profession: French Priest, Writer

When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.

Author: Walter Russell


A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Profession: German Philosopher

Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ''ambivalence'': a collision between thought and feeling.

Author: David Seabury

Profession: American Doctor, Author

A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher