Confrontation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old confrontation quotes, confrontation sayings, and confrontation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Truth carries with it confrontation. Truth demands confrontation; loving confrontation, but confrontation nevertheless.     

Francis Schaeffer

Confrontation is better than insinuation.     

Sunday Adelaja

Confront somebody with an issue before it becomes a conflict. Confrontation is not all bad.     

Sunday Adelaja

Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.     

Sun Tzu

Confront your inadequacies and push your personal boundaries: It's the surest way to grow, improve and expand the scope of your influence.     

John C. Maxwell

The most effective way to ensure the value of the future is to confront the present courageously and constructively.     

Rollo May

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.

Jerry Gillies

Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.     

Mike Krzyzewski

All confrontation is based on deception.     

Paul Watson

Confrontation is better than assumptions.     

Sunday Adelaja

Confronting and undermining the narratives and ideas of extremism must therefore be one of our key tasks. To do this, we must retain the courage of our convictions in the face of extremism.     

Jonas Gahr Store

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.     

August Wilson

Direct confrontation, direct conversation is real respect. And it's amazing how many people get that.     

Penn Jillette

In a confrontation with the politics of power, the soft center has always melted away.     

Lord Hailsham

Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.     

Richard M. Nixon

Confrontation is not a dirty word. Sometimes it's the best kind of journalism as long you don't confront people just for the sake of a confrontation.     

Don Hewitt

Confrontation was the stuff of daily life.     

T.J. Stiles

One of the hardest challenges posed by the modern world is how to deal with abundance. It's even harder to confront because admitting that it's a problem seems spoiled.

Naomi Alderman

To confront a person with their own shadow is to show them their own light.

Carl Jung

Whatever confronts your faith can be a test but if it stands to oppose the content of your personality and the validity of your convictions then it's threat.

Kingsley Opuwari Manuel

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins. Not through strength, but through persistence.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn't.

Brooke Elliott

The bigger confrontation is the one an individual has with itself.     

Asghar Farhadi

If we become too scared to confront the chief problems of our time, there is no hope of ever solving them.

Jim Demint