I sing the hymn of the conquered, who fell in the battle of life, The hymn of the wounded, the beaten who died overwhelmed in the strife; Not the jubilant song of the victors for whom the resounding acclaim Of nations was lifted in chorus whose brows wore the chaplet of fame, But the hymn of the low and the humble, the weary, the broken in heart, Who strove and who failed, acting bravely a silent and desperate part.
Individual societies begin in harmonious adaptation to the environment and, like individuals, quickly get trapped into nonadaptive, artificial, repetitive sequences.When the individual's behavior and consciousness get hooked to a routine sequence of external actions, he is a dead robot, and it is time for him to die and be reborn. Time to "drop out," "turn on," and "tune in." This period of robotization is called the Kali Yuga, the Age of Strife and Empire...timothy leary
Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; But every woman is at heart a rake: Men, some to quiet, some to public Strife; But every lady would be Queen for life.Alexander Pope
It is like a wide embrace gathering all those who have long searched for words of hope… Saddened by the continual Strife amongst believers of many confessions and wearied of their intolerance towards each other, I discovered in the Bahá'í teaching the real spirit of Christ so often denied and misunderstood.queen of romania marie of edinburgh
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 in blood for centuries.james madison
He has galloped through young girls' dreams, added richness to grown women's lives, and served men in war and Strife.Toni Robinson
Musicians wrestle everywhere:
All day among the crowded air,
I hear the silver Strife;
And – waking long before the morn –
Such transport breaks upon the town
I think it that "new life!"
Far from the madding crowd's ignoble Strife Their sober wishes never learned to stray; Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.thomas gray
For thousands of years humankind's finest minds have been struggling with the theoretical problem of finding the forms that would give peoples the possibility, without the greatest of torment, without internecine Strife, of living side by side in friendship and brotherhood. Practically speaking, the first step in this direction is only being taken now, today.mikhail kalinin
he [agent Daly] conducts his office as being a whole Dominion Government, Indian Agent, Indian Cheif and Council, all into one ... the Agent appears as taking too much advantage of his powers over the Chief and council and causing a considerable Strife an [animosity] amoung the Indians of this Reserve ... foiling the labors of the chief and members of the council, discrediting those who assist to maintain good government of the Band.francis pegahmagabow
Amid the stirring and manifold activities of the age in which we live, to be neutral in the Strife is to rank with the enemies of the Saviour. There is no greater foe to the spread of His cause in the world than the placid indifferentism which is too honorable to betray, while it is too careless or too cowardly to join Him.william morley punshon
But often, in the world’s most crowded streets, But often, in the din of Strife, There rises an unspeakable desire After the knowledge of our buried life; A thirst to spend our fire and restless force In tracking out our true, original course; A longing to inquire Into the mystery of this heart which beats So wild, so deep in us, to know Whence our lives come and where they go.Matthew Arnold
The day in his hotness, The Strife with the palm; The night in her silence, The stars in their calm.Matthew Arnold
From the haunts of daily life Where is waged the daily Strife With common wants and common cares Which sows the human heart with tares.Percy Bysshe Shelley
God grant you, friends, a helping hand In cares of state and private plights, In rowdy feasts of friendship's band, In passion's sweet and secret rites! God grant you, friends, a helping hand In daily woes and days of Strife, On vacant sa, in distant land, In every black abyss of life!
He [Tolstoy] saw and deplored the beginning of a class struggle which has ended as we now know in Bolshevism . Class hatred and Strife appeared to Tolstoy as frightfully immoral and unchristian and he pled fervently with the rich to change their manner of living.
Confidence is conqueror of men; victorious both over them and in them; The iron will of one stout heart shall make a thousand quail: A feeble dwarf, dauntlessly resolved, will turn the tide of battle, And rally to a nobler Strife the giants that had fled.martin farquhar tupper
Our secular constitution has enabled people of all world views to coexist in harmony, undivided by sectarian Strife; and
Although we live by Strife, We're always sorry to begin it, For what, we ask, is life Without a touch of Poetry in it?
The laws would not prevent each man from living according to his inclination, unless individuals harmed each other; for envy creates the beginning of Strife.
What we now want most is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth and the elimination of that fanatic devotion to exalted ideals of national egoism and pride , which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and Strife.