April 2010 quotes of the month

2 Apr

On conflict:

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” -William Ellery Channing

“Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.” – Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach

“A long dispute means both parties are wrong.” -Voltaire

“How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms.” – Aristotle

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”– Mahatma Gandhi

“Conflict lies at the core of innovation.” – Emanuel R. Piore

“In one of our concert grand pianos, 243 taut strings exert a pull of 40,000 pounds on an iron frame. It is proof that out of great tension may come great harmony.” – Theodore E. Steinway

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but rather a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“At a round table, there is no dispute about place.” – Italian proverb