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.
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!"
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
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!
For wit and judgment often are at Strife, Though meant each other's aid, like man and wife.Alexander Pope
Our secular constitution has enabled people of all world views to coexist in harmony, undivided by sectarian Strife; and
In Place of Strife.
You promise heavens free from Strife, Pure truth, and perfect change of will; But sweet, sweet is this human life, So sweet, I fain would breathe it still; Your chilly stars I can forgo, This warm kind world is all I know.William originally WilliamJohnson Cory
Only the power of unbounded love practiced in regard to all human beings can defeat the forces of interhuman Strife, and can prevent the pending extermination of man by man on this planet. Without love, no armament, no war, no diplomatic machinations, no coercive police force, no school education, no economic or political measures, not even hydrogen bombs can prevent the pending catastrophe.pitirim sorokin
For thine own purpose, thou hast sentThe Strife and the discouragement!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow