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Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete,
by Joan Baez

Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete,
women should try and give their best qualities to men -
bring them softness,
teach them how to cry.
- Joan Baez

You don't get to choose how you're going to die,
only how you're going to live.
- Joan Baez

Action is the antidote to dispair.
- Joan Baez

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.
- Joan Baez

 

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez

It seems to me that those songs that have been any good,
I have nothing much to do with the writing of them.
The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
- Joan Baez

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That's all nonviolence is - organized love.
- Joan Baez

The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization
of non-violence has been the organization of violence.
- Joan Baez

Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
- Joan Baez

You may not know it, but at the far end of despair,
there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.
- Joan Baez

I've never had a humble opinion.
If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?
- Joan Baez

Action is the antidote to despair.
- Joan Baez

Nonviolence is a flop.
The only bigger flop is violence.
- Joan Baez

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
-Sheri Rosenthal

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

We need to become good citizens in the global village,
instead of competing.
What are we competing for - to drive more cars,
eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
- Yuan T. Lee

If instead of a gem, or even a flower,
we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend,
that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald

We need a data network that can easily carry voice,
instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data.
- Reed Hundt

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination
to see how much he can give for a dollar,
instead of how little he can give for a dollar,
is bound to succeed.
- Henry Ford

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins

Instead of noblemen,
let us have noble villages of men.
- Henry David Thoreau

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.
- Michael Herr

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think
deeply and be quite insane.
- Nikola Tesla

I don't give advice.
I can't tell anybody what to do.
Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time.
And here are the consequences of these actions.
- Joyce Brothers

I collect clothes - they keep building and building.
I buy them instead of having them washed.
- Juliette Lewis

I think it's really important to look at the big picture
instead of just one competition.
- Shannon Miller

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down
errors instead of establishing the truth.
- Marie Curie

How that works is our first season was the year we
had a threatened writers' strike,
so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes,
we did 30.
We put 10 in the bank.
- Christopher Meloni

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of
divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes,
we'd profit from them.
- Lucille Ball

One of the reasons why so few of us ever act,
instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.
- Henry Miller

When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites;
instead it fragments.
- Maggie Gallagher

Indiscriminate firing by police on people is absolute barbarism.
Instead of solving their problems, the government is
trying to suppress the people by force.
- Sheikh Hasina

They wanted Guy Middleton instead of Kenneth More,
and even Kay Kendall wasn't their first choice!
- Dinah Sheridan

Oftentimes, small business owners are unable to obtain
reasonably priced financing and instead turn to higher priced forms of capital,
such as credit cards.
- Melissa Bean

I'd rather have a real South Dakotan who has lived
in this state and made her living here instead of someone
with a fancy East Coast law degree any day.
- Kristi Noem

Instead of leading the world by how much we borrow,
it's time that we make sure we lead the world in how
much we build and create and invest.
- Mitt Romney

Leaders do not sway with the polls.
Instead, they sway the polls through their own words and actions.
- Robert.
L.
Ehrlich

Democracy is only an experiment in government,
and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting
votes instead of weighing them.
- Dean Inge

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast
a word instead of a rock.
- Sigmund Freud

I am not the President.
Instead, I hold an even higher office,
that of citizen of the United States.
- Martin Sheen

A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch.
- Michael Ondaatje

I think we were just coming out and being ourselves,
instead of operating within boundaries that other people had created.
We decided to do away with those boundaries.
- Michael Giles


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