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They can rule the world while they can persuade us
by Adrienne Rich

They can rule the world while they can persuade us
our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide,
than a life of famine and suicide...?
- Adrienne Rich

The moment of change is the only poem.
- Adrienne Rich

The repossession by women of our bodies will bring
far more essential change to human society than the
seizing of the means of production by workers.
- Adrienne Rich

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
- Adrienne Rich

 

Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.
- Adrienne Rich

A thinking woman sleeps with monsters.
- Adrienne Rich

False history gets made all day, any day,
the truth of the new is never on the news.
- Adrienne Rich

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The connections between and among women are the most feared,
the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
- Adrienne Rich

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice,
cannot avoid cheating truth.
- Adrienne Rich

I keep coming back to you in my head,
but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons.
- Adrienne Rich

Life on the planet is born of woman.
- Adrienne Rich

When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility
for more truth around her.
- Adrienne Rich

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness;
it can also be confusing,
disorienting, and painful.
- Adrienne Rich

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions,
false memories, false namings of real events.
- Adrienne Rich

The mind's passion is all for singling out.
Obscurity has another tale to tell.
- Adrienne Rich

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a
taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life.
It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male
right of access to women.
- Adrienne Rich

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language,
which is the power of our ultimate relationship to
everything in the universe.
- Adrienne Rich

The worker can unionize, go out on strike;
mothers are divided from each other in homes,
tied to their children by compassionate bonds;
our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form
of physical or mental breakdown.
- Adrienne Rich

The mother's battle for her child with sickness,
with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation
and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle,
waged in love and in the passion for survival.
- Adrienne Rich

A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill,
what and when to burn, or even how to theorize.
It reminds you...
where and when and how you are living and might live,
it is a wick of desire.
- Adrienne Rich

We might possess every technological resource...
but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless,
our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles,
our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.
- Adrienne Rich

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The tyrant dies and his rule is over,
the martyr dies and his rule begins
- Soren Kierkegaard

The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
- Terry Goodkind

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
- George Bernard Shaw

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.
- The Buddha

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

In every society some men are born to rule,
and some to advise.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Make it a rule of life never to regret
and never to look back.
- Katherine Mansfield

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

Do to others as you would have them do to you.
- Luke 6:31 (the "Golden Rule")

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror.
As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
- Carl Jung

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win.
- Bill Williams

Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste,
and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly,
wherever he travels.
- Henry B. Adams

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that
must be followed to become an expert in anything.
- W. Clement Stone

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
- Denis Waitley

In individuals, insanity is rare;
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs,
it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

Money is the best rule of commerce.
- William Petty

There is no rule more invariable than that
we are paid for our suspicions
by finding what we suspect.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only rule I got is if you slide,
get up.
- Bill Lee

The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There is one crucial rule that must be followed in all creative meetings.
Never speak first.
At least at the start, your job is to shut up.
- William Goldman

Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people,
taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere,
withdrew their deposits.
- Carter G. Woodson

Write what you like; there is no other rule.
- O. Henry

Sodomy is in the Bible, to be read in churches.
I wouldn't rule it out of Mr. Bruce's act if he cares to comment on it.
- Dorothy Kilgallen

The further you get into technology,
the further you go into gaming.
That's the general rule.
- Nick Johnson

My reason, it's true, controls my feelings,
but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them so much as tyrannize them.
- Pierre Corneille

The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
- Charles Dickens

I'm very strict with my packing and have everything in its right place.
I never change a rule.
I hardly use anything in the hotel room.
I wheel my own wardrobe in and that's it.
- Charlie Watts

The fundamental job of a toddler is to rule the universe.
- Lawrence Kutner

The general rule is that anything that is passed on
in reproduction does not undergo senescence.
- George C. Williams

There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody
likes to be an exception to the rule.
- Charles Osgood

There is no Senate rule governing the proper uses of the filibuster.
- Tony Snow

Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided;
but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Where no gods are, spectres rule.
- Novalis

You may keep Turkey on the map of Europe,
you may call the country by the name of Turkey if you like,
but do not think you can keep up the Mahommedan rule in the country.
- Richard Cobden

Most kids will not volunteer to eat veggies.
At times you must step up to the plate and enforce
the rule of authority as a parent.
- Lee Haney


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