24 Conflict Quotes

Be encouraged by these conflict quotes to help you resolve struggles that you are experiencing.

Conflicts come from across the natural and human challenges and difficulties that we may all come to face at any moment in time. It isn't that conflicts cannot be resolved but it is often the question of who loses and who gains. But, this need not be the situation. Challenges, conflicts, and issues have at their core the opportunity to provide a win-win for each party. The ultimate variable is however whether one party seeks to resolve or to only deepen the problem.

Some authors see conflict as the building blocks of something new and bright while others explain its continuance as an on-going adversarial condition. The elements of resolution are within us all but we need to be able to see beyond our personal self-serving interests.

  1. Amidst the messiness of life, there is one vital question. Are you part of the problem or are you part of the solution?
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth
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  3. The question is not if managers deal with conflict but how managers deal with conflict.
    Susan S. Raines, Conflict Management for Managers
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  4. We have little hope of resolving our nation’s dilemmas until we address them openly and honestly.
    Joseph F. Healey, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class
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  5. Careful attention to the elements that make up conflict will help you understand an apparently unresolvable conflict. When conflicts remain muddled and unclear, they cannot be resolved.
    William Wilmot, Interpersonal Conflict
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  6. When people embrace the fullest meaning of compassion as a process of “struggling with" others in creative conflict, they can transform lives, companies, and the world.
    Nate Regier, Conflict without Casualties
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  7. Every conflict leads us to two different crossroads... we face a choice between fighting and problem solving.
    Bob Phillips, Overcoming Conflict
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  8. Conflict at work is going to happen, no matter what you do... It can be good for you, your team, and your organization. But how you deal with it can make the difference between a negative interaction and a productive one.
    Amy Gallo, HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict
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  9. Unless you learn to resolve conflict, you'll repeatedly find yourself in similar frustrating conflicts, with the same frustrating outcome.
    Byron R. Pulsifer
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  10. Whether you are in conflict with someone you love or someone you hate, an inner urge to resist cooperation can get in the way of resolution.
    Daniel Shapiro, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable
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  12. Conflict is a normal part of life. As long as you live around other people, you’re going to find your opinions and actions bumping up against someone else’s...But it doesn’t have to be that way.
    Ken Sande, Resolving Everyday Conflict
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  13. Conflict is ubiquitous. Workplaces, homes, and communities are riddled with it. The trouble is, not nearly enough people understand what to do about it.
    The Arbinger Institute, The Anatomy of Peace
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  14. We give our energy to reducing anxiety and pain by looking for a solution to the presenting problems without seeing the bigger map of the conflict itself ... without a real sense of the underlying causes and forces in the conflict.
    John Lederach, Little Book of Conflict Transformation
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  15. You don’t need to figure out whether someone is a high-conflict person... just respond more carefully and understand that the person may have less self-control than you do.
    Bill Eddy, Biff: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People
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  16. It is only when we use our Human brain that we become optimal problem solvers and conflict resolvers.
    Rory Miller, ConCom: Conflict Communication
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  17. Faulty communication engenders misunderstanding, which may lead to conflict, and conflict often leads to a breakdown of communication.
    Peter T. Coleman, Morton Deutsch, Eric C. Marcus, The Handbook of Conflict Resolution
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  18. Peace is not a static condition defined simply by the absence of war, but rather a dynamic process for managing conflicts without resort to violence.
    Matthew Levinger, Conflict Analysis
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  19. With enough practice, conflict can be transformed into closeness and couples can achieve the closeness, friendship, intimacy, peace, and support that brings us joy and reduces our suffering.
    Alan E. Fruzzetti, The High-Conflict Couple
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  20. Leaders encourage the free discovery of ideas and the sharing of information to solve problems. They are not afraid to test their ideas, even if full disclosure threatens to reveal deeper conflicts.
    Kenneth Cloke, Resolving Conflicts at Work
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  21. I hate conflict! I really do. Not just a little, but a lot.
    Tim Ursiny Ursiny, The Coward's Guide to Conflict
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  22. In the harsh light of life-and-death conflicts, the dynamics of how people create new realities are painted in bright colors.
    Adam Kahane, Solving Tough Problems
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  23. Like other natural resources, water has the potential to trigger conflicts over its availability and use.
    Beatrice Mosello, How to Deal with Climate Change?
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  25. The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.
    Proverbs 28:25 (NIV)
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  26. Because "kindness" is a humble word, it does not invite arrogant debates and conflicts that pit us against them.
    Tara Cousineau PhD
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  27. Be aware of the need for change.
    Gerardus Blokdyk, Organizational Conflict A Complete Guide
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