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I feel like a person living on the brink of a volcano crater. ...
by Agnes Smedley

I feel like a person living on the brink of a volcano crater.
- Agnes Smedley

Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate
by that system and never develop as their natures would
force them to develop were they in a decent environment.
- Agnes Smedley

Everybody calls everybody a spy, secretly,
in Russia, and everybody is under surveillance.
You never feel safe.
- Agnes Smedley

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

 

Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength.
So I tried to be a man.
I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
- Agnes Smedley

Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.
- Agnes Smedley

But he like my mother, had certainly come to know that
those who work the most do not make the most money.
It was the fault of the rich, it seemed,
but just how he did not know.
- Agnes Smedley

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And the woman who could win the respect of man was
often the woman who could knock him down with her bare
fists and sit on him until he yelled for help.
- Agnes Smedley

I have no objection to a man being a man,
however masculine that may be.
- Agnes Smedley

For the first week of the Sian events I was a first
aid worker in the streets of Sian.
- Agnes Smedley

What a couple.
I'm consumed into ashes.
And he's always raking up the ashes and setting them on fire again.
- Agnes Smedley

But I see no reason why a woman should not grow and
develop in all those outlets which are suited to her nature,
it matters not at all what they may be.
- Agnes Smedley

No one yet knows what a man's province is,
and how far that province, as conceived of today,
is artificial.
- Agnes Smedley

I hate female men.
- Agnes Smedley

When I was a girl, the West was still young,
and the law of force, of physical force,
was dominant.
- Agnes Smedley

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike.
She said little, especially when my father or the men
who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive
and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
- Agnes Smedley

In one hotel, the maid who built the fire fainted in our room.
Exhaustion was the cause.
We talked with her later and learned that she worked
17 hours a day and makes 95 marks a month -
about 50 cents.
- Agnes Smedley

There are many men - such as those often to be found among the Indians -
who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex.
Yet they are men, and strong ones.
- Agnes Smedley

Germany is in terrible condition this year.
This is particularly true of the working masses,
who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest,
particularly of adolescent children.
- Agnes Smedley

More and more do I see that only a successful revolution
in India can break England's back forever and free Europe itself.
It is not a national question concerning India any longer;
it is purely international.
- Agnes Smedley

I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little
leaflet in very small print,
asking us to read it carefully and then come prepared to ask questions.
It was a technical Marxist subject and I did not understand
it nor did I know what questions to ask.
- Agnes Smedley

In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding
various Socialist or radical newspapers,
tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper.
The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories.
- Agnes Smedley

Yet it is awful to love a person who is a torture to you.
And a fascinating person who loves you and won't hear
of anything but your loving him and living right by
his side through all eternity!
- Agnes Smedley

For months it seemed that a revolution was certain.
But instead, slavery seems more likely now.
The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution,
and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak.
- Agnes Smedley

So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until
we could remove them to the hospital.
There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners,
and I went daily to take care of them also.
- Agnes Smedley

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

Feel the fear and do it anyway.
- Susan Jeffers

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

If you ask a stupid question, you may feel stupid;
if you don't ask a stupid question, you remain stupid.
- Tony Rothman

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Do what you feel in your heart to be right.
You'll be criticized anyway.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To love what you do and feel that it matters,
how on earth could anything be more fun.
- Katherine Graham

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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