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Barbara Deming Quotes and Sayings

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Think first of the action that is right to take,
think later about coping with one's fears.
- Barbara Deming

Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf
men not naturally inclined to act for us.
- Barbara Deming

This is the heart of my argument: We can put more pressure
on the antagonist for whom we show human concern.
- Barbara Deming

All prisons that have existed in our society to date
put people away as no human being should ever be put away.
- Barbara Deming

 

Vengeance is not the point; change is.
But the trouble is that in most people's minds the
thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide.
- Barbara Deming

The injunction that we should love our neighbors as
ourselves means to us equally that we should love ourselves
as we love our neighbors.
- Barbara Deming

Punishment cannot heal spirits, can only break them.
- Barbara Deming

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- Barbara Deming

People who attack others need rationalizations for doing so.
We undermine those rationalizations.
- Barbara Deming

Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice.
It can in effect force them to consult their consciences.
- Barbara Deming

The point is to change one's life.
The point is not to give some vent to the emotions
that have been destroying one;
the point is so to act that one can master them now.
- Barbara Deming

To resort to power one need not be violent,
and to speak to conscience one need not be meek.
The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.
- Barbara Deming

The free man must be born before freedom can be won,
and the brotherly man must be born before full brotherhood can be won.
It will come into being only if we build it out of
our very muscle and bone -
by trying to act it out.
- Barbara Deming

We believe, in fact, that the one act of respect has
little force unless matched by the other -
in balance with it...
The acting out of that dual respect I would name as
precisely the source of our power.
- Barbara Deming

Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that
is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change.
I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.
- Barbara Deming

We learn best to listen to our own voices if we are
listening at the same time to other women -
whose stories,
for all our differences, turn out, if we listen well,
to be our stories also.
- Barbara Deming

After the revolution, let us hope, prisons simply would not exist -
if by prisons we mean places that could be experienced
by the men and women in them at all as every place
that goes by that name now is bound to be experienced.
- Barbara Deming

Of course it can be said of jails, too,
that they try - by punishing the troublesome -
to deter others.
No doubt, in certain instances this deterrence actually works.
But generally speaking it fails conspicuously.
- Barbara Deming

After the revolution, it might very well remain necessary
to place people where they could not do harm to others.
But the one under restraint should be cut off from
the rest of society as little as possible.
- Barbara Deming

I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision...
is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies
and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition:
naming behavior that is oppressive.
- Barbara Deming

The longer we listen to one another -
with real attention -
the more commonality we will find in all our lives.
That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another
life stories and not simply opinions.
- Barbara Deming

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

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

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

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

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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