Confusion comes from trying to amalgamate several conflicting ideas.— Eero Saarinen
Powerful Conflicting Ideas quotations
10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery and tone of voice.
It's insulting when outsiders come in and tell a traumatized people what it will take for them to heal... People who have lived through a terrible conflict may be hungry and desperate, but they are not stupid. They often have very good ideas about how peace can evolve, and they need to be asked. That includes women. Most especially women.
Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
We respect the dignity and the rights of every man and every nation.
The path to a brighter future of the world leads through honest reconciliation of the conflicting interests and not through hatred and bloodshed. To follow that path means to enhance the moral power of the all-embracing idea of human solidarity.
For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.
When people respond too quickly, they often respond to the wrong issue.
Listening helps us focus on the heart of the conflict. When we listen, understand, and respect each other's ideas, we can then find a solution in which both of us are winners.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
If you disagree with them you may be tempted to interrupt.
But don't. It is dangerous. They won't pay attention to you while they still have a lot of ideas of their own crying for expression. So listen patiently and with an open mind.
When I went to high school in Australia, I was exposed to textbooks that outlined evolutionary ideas - such as ape-like creatures turning into people. I recognized the conflict between evolutionary ideas and a literal reading of the book of Genesis.
If there is no absolute beyond man's ideas, then there is no final appeal to judge between individuals and groups whose moral judgments conflict. We are merely left with conflicting opinions.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
In great teams, conflict becomes productive.
The free flow of conflicting ideas is critical for creative thinking, for discovering new solutions no one individual would have come to on his own.
Cognitive therapy is based on the idea that when you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel and behave. In other words, if we can learn to think about other people in a more positive and realistic way, it will be far easier to resolve conflicts and develop rewarding personal and professional relationships.
Happiness in reality consists only in rest, and not in being stirred up.
This instinct conflicts with the drive to diversion, and we develop the confused idea that leads people to aim at rest through excitement.
We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.
American poetry has been part of a culture in conflict.
...We are a people tending toward democracy at the level of hope; at another level, the economy of the nation, the empire of business within the republic, both include in their basic premise the idea of perpetual warfare
The need for justice grows out of the conflict of human interests.
That is to say, if there were no conflict of interests among mankind we should never have invented the word justice, nor conceived the idea for which it stands.
If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you.
The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.
A world in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment.
Without absolutes revealed from without by God Himself, we are left rudderless in a sea of conflicting ideas about manners, justice and right and wrong, issuing from a multitude of self-opinionated thinkers.
I have no trouble publishing in Soviet astrophysical journals, but my work is unacceptable to the American astrophysical journals.
Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.
Among so many conflicting ideas and so many different perspectives, the honest man is confused and distressed and the skeptic becomes wicked ... Since one must take sides, one might as well choose the side that is victorious, the side which devastates, loots, and burns. Considering the alternative, it is better to eat than to be eaten.
The psyche is the inward experience of the human body, which is essentially the same in all human beings, with the same organs, the same instincts, the same impulses, the same conflicts, the same fears. Out of this common ground have come what Jung has called the archetypes, which are the common ideas of myths.
A lot of people don't give much thought to what they believe, and it's easy for them to hold what often are two conflicting ideas in their head at the same time.
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
I don't like the word 'balance.' To me, that somehow conjures up conflict between work and family... as long as we think of these things as conflicting, we will never have happiness. True happiness comes from integration... of work, family, self, community.
Here we encounter two conflicting concepts with which we must come to grips in our time: the idea of national solidarity and the idea of international cooperation.
It is this mythical, or rather symbolic, content of the religious traditions which is likely to come into conflict with science. This occurs whenever this religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically fixed statements on subjects which belong in the domain of science.
Ideas hold little intrinsic value without execution.
All souls seeking asylum find WITHIN the unimpeded path to your own freedom and destiny.The human theater of conflict is a battle for hearts and minds through the world of symbols, words and ideas.
I started acting long before I decided to pursue it.
I started acting as an amateur when I was a kid, but I wanted to become a diplomat. It was self-centered and weird, but I had this idea of going out in the world and solving conflicts and making the world a better place.
Design: holding conflicting ideas in your head without difficulty
You're always haunted by the idea that you're wasting your life
I started doing some more specific research on Wales in that period because I like the idea of being authentic to the territory, and with that came the knowledge that there was this great rebellion that was happening with the Marcher barons and conflict with the king. A lot of it wasn't documented by the English.
The crossroads of trade are the meeting place of ideas, the attrition ground of rival customs and beliefs; diversities beget conflict, comparison, thought; superstitions cancel one another, and reason begins.
My problem is to bring together in a painting two seemingly conflicting, impossibly unmixable ideas. One is that the finished work shall evoke a sense of recognition, of the mysteriously familiar... the other is that in order to do the first I must deeply know my subject.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
It is often more important to act than to understand.
.. there are times... when two conflicting opinions, though one happens to be right, are more perilous than one opinion which is wrong.
I have no trouble publishing in Soviet astrophysical journals, but my work is unacceptable to the American astrophysical journals. [Referring to the trouble he had with the peer reviewers of Anglo-American astrophysical journals because his ideas often conflicted with the generally accepted or “standard"” theories.]
Our knowledge and our ability to handle our problems progress through the open conflict of ideas, through the tests of phenomenological adequacy, inner consistency, and practical-moral consequences. Reason may err, but it can be moral. If we must err, let it be on the side of our creativity, our freedom, our betterment.
I wish feminism wasn't so scary to people.
It should be an evolving concept. I think it's an umbrella term to embrace conflicting ideas.
Not only are there as many conflicting truths as there are people to claim them;
there are equally multitudinous and conflicting truths within the individual.