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It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
by John Bradshaw

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Related topics: Values

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

 

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

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It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now.
When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies.
We are seeing what is before us.
- John Bradshaw

I have never met an aggressive person
who wasn't a fearful person.
- John Bradshaw

Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.
- John Bradshaw

You can find more traditional Shakespeare than we do.
But what we want to bring to these works is energy,
passion, freshness.
- John Bradshaw

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,
whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our mind.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor
makes you more human, more humble.
The sense of humor - according to me -
is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.
- Osho

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual
right and an essential condition for sustainable development,
especially in developing countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who
make a living from the land and for those of us who
use them for recreational purposes.
- Cathy McMorris

The family is the first essential cell of human society.
- Pope John XXIII

It is essential that policy instruments be developed
that would firmly establish democratization on the
basis of social consensus and enable transformation on stable grounds.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

So the idea that there is nothing essential,
in the sense that there are no human universals,
is dogma.
Ask most anyone who is going to be shot at dawn.
- Catharine MacKinnon

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice,
love, passion.
- Nadia Boulanger

A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it
to be an essential part of that integrity which alone
entitles a man to assume responsibility.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
- Felix Frankfurter

I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science
was so difficult it was essential that the problem
being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded.
- Paul Nurse

The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing.
- David Rockefeller

First, the security and privacy of sensitive taxpayer
information is absolutely essential.
- Jim Ramstad

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential.
But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right,
and leaves the consequences to God.
- Robert Dale Owen

The essential point of view of Christianity is sin.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.
- Will Cuppy

Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as
learning and precision are essential for starting points.
- Percival Lowell

To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole
body of people always possess arms and be taught alike,
especially when young, how to use them.
- Richard Henry Lee

The most essential factor is persistence -
the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm
to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
- James Whitcomb Riley

The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy.
It's not our job to cozy up to power.
We're supposed to be the check and balance on government.
- Amy Goodman

Physics investigates the essential nature of the world,
and biology describes a local bump.
Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

The essential is to excite the spectators.
If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium,
you do it.
- Orson Welles

I think that witnessing ecological problems visible
from space is one of the new and essential roles of astronauts.
- Philippe Perrin

And just because God attains and wins and finds this uniqueness,
all our lives win in our union with him the individuality
which is essential to their true meaning.
- Josiah Royce

Few things are as essential as education.
- Walter Annenberg

It therefore become essential for the future of Judaism
itself that its advancement should be correlated with
a similar effort to advance the cause of religion generally.
- Louis Finkelstein

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.
- John D. Rockefeller

Almost certainly, however, the first essential component
of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.
- Norman Borlaug

If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime,
it is in wickedness.
You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind
of respect for the great criminal.
- Denis Diderot

So I have cultivated the vast garden of human experience which is history,
without troubling myself overmuch about laws,
essential first causes, or how it is all coming out.
- Samuel E. Morison

Knowing how people will use something is essential.
- Donald Norman

It's essential not to have an ideology,
not to be a member of a political party.
While the writer can have certain political views,
he has to be careful not to have his hands tied.
- Manuel Puig

There was no division I could see between the essential
teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion.
- Cat Stevens

I think the way to change it is to handle issues individually
when it's essential to do so.
- Stephen Harper

It is essential for politicians to make a connection with us,
as Franklin Roosevelt did, as Teddy Roosevelt did,
as John F. Kennedy did, as Ronald Reagan did.
- Peter Jennings

Water is a finite resource that is essential in the
advancement of agriculture,
and is vital to human life.
- Jim Costa

The essential meaning of perestroika for Gorbachev
and his supporters was creating and acting on alternatives
to failed and dangerous policies at home and abroad.
- Stephen Cohen

What is thematically posited is only what is given,
by pure reflection, with all its immanent essential
moments absolutely as it is given to pure reflection.
- Edmund Husserl

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence,
democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued -
they may be essential to survival.
- Noam Chomsky

Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my
conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain
the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.
- Ibrahim Babangida

It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate
in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical
awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation.
- Paulo Freire

A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy.
- George Soros

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as
soldiers are for finishing it...
You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
- Will Rogers

The benefits of education and of useful knowledge,
generally diffused through a community,
are essential to the preservation of a free government.
- Sam Houston

Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance
of any kind of democratic government.
- Robert Taft

It is essential that we enable young people to see
themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history,
and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it.
- Nelson Rockefeller

In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount
of information one can share.
Confidentiality is essential.
- Gijs de Vries

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity,
but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
- Allen Klein

Everybody needs one essential friend.
- William Glasser

The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes
its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.
- John Updike

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part;
the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
- Pierre de Coubertin


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