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
But come, hear my words , for truly learning causes the mind to grow . For as I said before in declaring the ends of my words: Twofold is the truth I shall speak; for at one time there grew to be the one alone out of many, and at another time it separated so that there were many out of the one; fire and water and earth and boundless height of air, and baneful Strife apart from these, balancing each of them, and Love among them, their equal in length and breadth.
He tried to address the problem of change by saying that there is not one fundamental arche but four earth, water, air, and fire which generate all the material substances in nature by mixing together in various ways under the influence of forces he called Love and Strife.
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the Strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side.james russell lowell
Let us roll all our strength, and all Our sweetness, up into one ball: And tear our pleasures with rough Strife, Through the iron gates of life. Thus, though we cannot make our sun Stand still, yet we will make him run.Andrew Marvell
Let there be no Strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.abraham
Among Jews, there is an absence of drunkenness, always a fruitful source of domestic Strife and misconduct.hermann adler
To Him let us but cleave in all ouv Strife; and the Tempte1 will flee; the wilderness will be desolate no more; angels will come and minister unto us; and when we pass from them to the ministry of life, be it to the glory of a transfiguration, the sorrows of a Gethsemane, or the sacrifice of the cross, the tran- quilizing peace of God will never be far from us.james martineau
Fierce for the right, he bore his partIn Strife with many a valiant foe;But Laughter winged his polished dart,And kindness tempered every blow.william winter
Subhas Chandra Bose: Against the dawn of 1921, there now stood not merely a whole time politician but an emancipated soul – a soul reborn. Inspired by a taste of that fullness of life which brings man nearer to divinity and consciousness of a higher duty to his nation and to humanity, he plunged into the thick of the political Strife. His complete renunciation in the cause of the nation roused the affection and gratitude of his countrymen who spontaneously conferred on him the title of ‘Deshbandhu’ or ‘friend of the country’.chittaranjan das
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.Democritus
Let there be no Strife, I pray thee, between thee and me.
A man of Strife and a man of contention.
Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept and in those tears They washed away the memory of their Strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years.
From the Strife of tongues.
Oh, better no doubt is a dinner of herbs, When season'd by love, which no rancour disturbs And sweeten'd by all that is sweetest in life Than turbot, bisque, ortolans, eaten in Strife! But if, out of humour, and hungry, alone A man should sit down to dinner, each one Of the dishes of which the cook chooses to spoil With a horrible mixture of garlic and oil, The chances are ten against one, I must own, He gets up as ill-tempered as when he sat down.Owen Meredith
The victories of Right Are born of Strife. There were no Day were there no Night, Nor, without dying, Life.
Where good and ill together blent, Wage an undying Strife.John Henry Newman
There are those who regard this history of past Strife and exile as better forgotten. But, to use the phrase of Yeats , let us not casually reduce "that great past to a trouble of fools." For we need not feel the bitterness of the past to discover its meaning for the present and the future.
Still from the sire the son shall hear Of the stern Strife, and carnage drear, Of Flodden's fatal field, When shiver'd was fair Scotland's spear, And broken was her shield!walter scott