What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife... Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment.— Nikola Tesla
Unbelievable Strife quotations
Whoever is not satisfied with Christ alone, strives after something beyond absolute perfection.
Anyone can find fault. It is the wise person who finds that which encourages another in the turmoils and strifes of the day.
Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
'Revolution' does not necessarily involve sanguinary strife nor is there any place in it for individual vendetta. It is not the cult of the bomb and the pistol. By 'Revolution' we mean that the present order of things, which is based on manifest injustice, must change.
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
The true Mason takes full responsibility for the condition of his character and ever strives for its perfection.
The last thing is simplicity. After having gone through all the difficulties, having played an endless number of notes, it is simplicity that matters, with all its charm. It is the final seal on Art. Anyone who strives for this to begin with will be disappointed. You cannot begin at the end.
It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
A beautiful country is a dream-like illusion.
It is senseless to cling to it. Unless the inner forces of negative emotions are conquered, strife with outer enemies will never end.
I was reminded as I was reviewing my life, that I have been in too many conflicts, too many wars, political battles, military battles, civil strifes in government. And always one lesson stands out and that is, those whom you fight most passionately often turn out to be your best friends.
A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me.
Teachers must be encouraged - I almost said 'freed', to pursue an education that strives for depth of understanding.
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
At one time through love all things come together into one, at another time through strife s hatred, they are borne each of them apart.
Science strives for answers, but art is happy with a good question.
Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an enemy, no victory without strife.
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
The power of nature is what all art strives to be.
The more we can get in tune with the harmony of the planet, the more our art can benefit from that relationship.
The true lover of knowledge naturally strives for truth, and is not content with common opinion, but soars with undimmed and unwearied passion till he grasps the essential nature of things.
Emulation is a handsome passion; it is enterprising, but just withal. It keeps a man within the terms of honor, and makes the contest for glory just and generous. He strives to excel, but it is by raising himself, not by depressing others.
The regenerated do not go to war, nor engage in strife.
They are children of peace who have beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning forks, and know no war.
It is certain that satirical poems were common at Rome from a very early period.
The rustics, who lived at a distance from the seat of government, and took little part in the strife of factions, gave vent to their petty local animosities in coarse Fescennine verse.
The passions of the titanic struggle will finally enter upon the sleep of oblivion, and only its splendid accomplishments for the cause of human freedom and a united nation, stronger and richer in patriotism because of the great strife, will be remembered.
Among Jews, there is an absence of drunkenness, always a fruitful source of domestic strife and misconduct.
The book designer strives for perfection;
yet every perfect thing lives somewhere in the neighborhood of dullness and is frequently mistaken for it by the insensitive.
We are now at the point where we must decide whether we are to honour the concept of a plural society which gains strength through diversity, or whether we are to have bitter fragmentation that will result in perpetual tension and strife.
A little more kindness, A little less speed, A little more giving, A little less greed, A little more smile, A little less frown, A little less kicking, A man while he's down, A little more "We", A little less "I", A little more laugh, A little less cry, A little more flowers, On the pathway of life, And fewer on graves, At the end of the strife.
And the wind will whip your tousled hair, The sun, the rain, the sweet despair, Great tales of love and strife. And somewhere on your path to glory You will write your story of a life.
In the name of the constitution of Texas, which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath. I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
Get through the agony and anger, the pain and strife, and take the necessary steps to try to change my life.
Civilization comes at a cost of manliness.
It comes at a cost of wildness, of risk, of strife. It comes at a cost of strength, of courage, of mastery. It comes at a cost of honor. Increased civilization exacts a toll of virility, forcing manliness into further redoubts of vicariousness and abstraction.
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things.
The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it?