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I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism.
by Patricia Ireland

I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism.
I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
- Patricia Ireland

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people
who are entitled to power,
entitled to leadership.
- Patricia Ireland

Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases,
new hires qualify for food stamps.
- Patricia Ireland

There are a lot of people who worked extremely hard
in the election who are still organized who know how
to do door to door and phone canvassing,
who know how to raise money.
- Patricia Ireland

 

In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base
of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal.
- Patricia Ireland

Jesus never said anything about homosexuality.
- Patricia Ireland

I come from a Christian faith.
I am not going to give you insight into my particular beliefs.
- Patricia Ireland

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Advice and consent does not mean rubber stamp in the Senate.
- Patricia Ireland

Violence may be a good focus to organize around,
but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety.
- Patricia Ireland

They plan to ride into the White House on the Sweet Talk Express.
Well, think again.
Bush and Cheney are not compassionate conservatives.
They are ruthless reactionaries.
- Patricia Ireland

More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have
been rejected by some machine without any opportunity
for a human being to take a look.
That is just not right.
- Patricia Ireland

We may be in a tough time right now,
but when we are in a tough time is when our movement gets really strong.
- Patricia Ireland

I just have that sense this is the reason we got Sandra
Day O'Connor on the Court in the first place is because
Ronald Reagan was running for President.
- Patricia Ireland

The way to be a man if you're a little boy is to be
willing to throw your weight around.
- Patricia Ireland

Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win;
others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless
of the chances for success.
- Patricia Ireland

And of course we are familiar with the English common
law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use
a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family.
- Patricia Ireland

The opposition has moved from a blaming the victim
to blaming the victim's advocate's statistics.
Irrespective of what the numbers are,
it's far too many.
- Patricia Ireland

We always knew when we took on the issue of violence
against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
- Patricia Ireland

I want to reach young women and to get them involved
in the mission of the YWCA,
economic empowerment of women and girls,
and ending racism.
- Patricia Ireland

Is a woman raped every three minutes or every six minutes? It is far too much,
whatever it is.
- Patricia Ireland

Most of us see Justice O'Connor as something of an icon,
although we do not agree with all of her decisions.
- Patricia Ireland

Extremely strong, effective, tenacious,
and powerful political networks can be built when you
fight losing battles as well as when you win.
- Patricia Ireland

Some of those men in power, we just have to change
their faces because we're not going to change their minds.
- Patricia Ireland

Bush's choice of Dick Cheney as his running mate is
clear confirmation of the policies he would promote
and the nominations he would make to an already closely divided U.S.
Supreme Court.
- Patricia Ireland

Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family,
with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors,
talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone,
that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes.
- Patricia Ireland

I know that it isn't just violence against women,
it's how do we support ourselves and our families,
how do we deal with health care for ourselves and our
families? It's a bigger picture.
- Patricia Ireland

I've talked to law enforcement officials at the state
and local level who say that violence against women is going up.
In any case, we think that it's an important issue
whether it's going up or not.
And we are determined to stop it.
- Patricia Ireland

I know that Bush, for political reasons,
is going to nominate a minority, a Hispanic man or
someone where it will be harder for people on the progressive
side to oppose and split some of the traditionally
progressive or democratic constituents.
- Patricia Ireland

We have to stop this violence.
We have to make the political nature of the violence clear,
that the violence we experience in our own homes is
not a personal family matter,
it's a public and political problem.
It's a way that women are kept in line,
kept in our places.
- Patricia Ireland

When I started law school I was shocked to learn that
our legal system traditionally had the man as the head
and master of the family.
As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting
for the Equal Rights Amendment,
states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.
- Patricia Ireland

I have a very personal interest.
I am a Miami-Dade voter.
One of the issues is that my vote and so many other
votes of women and African Americans in Florida are
being discounted or discarded.
I want my vote to count.
- Patricia Ireland

The Violence Against Women Act is so important.
It provides money to train the cop on the beat,
to train the judges that this is a new day,
that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it.
- Patricia Ireland

The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished
by its roots in Christianity and,
at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched
by beliefs and values from all kinds of places,
even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity.
- Patricia Ireland

My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO
is that this is really a decision of the YWCA.
They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate
on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism.
- Patricia Ireland

Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress
we have made against particularly virulent attack.
But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive
agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream.
- Patricia Ireland

When I hear traditional family values raised,
I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man
as head and master of his family.
Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation
to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?
- Patricia Ireland

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

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

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes


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