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John Bradshaw Quotes and Sayings

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It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Related topics: Values

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

 

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

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It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now.
When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies.
We are seeing what is before us.
- John Bradshaw

I have never met an aggressive person
who wasn't a fearful person.
- John Bradshaw

You can find more traditional Shakespeare than we do.
But what we want to bring to these works is energy,
passion, freshness.
- John Bradshaw

Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.
- John Bradshaw

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,
whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our mind.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

The family is the first essential cell of human society.
- Pope John XXIII

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual
right and an essential condition for sustainable development,
especially in developing countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor
makes you more human, more humble.
The sense of humor - according to me -
is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.
- Osho

Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who
make a living from the land and for those of us who
use them for recreational purposes.
- Cathy McMorris

I believe it is incumbent upon Congress to act aggressively
to ameliorate fear and help our country take the essential
steps that will make our communities and lives safer.
- Paul Gillmor

If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime,
it is in wickedness.
You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind
of respect for the great criminal.
- Denis Diderot

Mere parsimony is not economy.
Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.
- Edmund Burke

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication,
and clear communication is necessary to management success.
- James Cash Penney

No art form points like poetry to this originality
of language as to its essential and abiding concern.
- Thomas Harrison

Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance
of any kind of democratic government.
- Robert Taft

I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others,
and love to be around other people, in some essential way,
I am something of a loner.
- Arthur Ashe

A lot of people criticize the primaries,
but I think they are absolutely essential to the education
of the President of the United States.
- Pierre Salinger

And it is essential that in fighting terrorism,
sacrifices should not be made on democracy.
- Bulent Ecevit

A desire to be in charge of our own lives,
a need for control, is born in each of us.
It is essential to our mental health,
and our success, that we take control.
- Robert Foster Bennett

To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole
body of people always possess arms and be taught alike,
especially when young, how to use them.
- Richard Henry Lee

The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be
essential if we are to avoid another September 11th.
- Adam Schiff

Essential to the theory of evolution is the premise
that everything has come into being by itself.
- Walter Lang

A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy.
- George Soros

There are two essential epochs in any enterprise -
to begin,
and to get done.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

It's absolutely essential that we have the same safeguards
that straight couples do.
But I want more than a 50 percent chance of success.
I don't want to emulate that.
- George Michael

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth,
wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit
and attainment is always security and order.
- Johan Huizinga

The Blackberry is really essential for keeping up on
my emails when I'm out of the office,
which is a lot.
- David Neeleman

I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to
have competition in the media,
a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that.
- Walter Cronkite

Few things are as essential as education.
- Walter Annenberg

A line has to be drawn somewhere between what is essential and what is peripheral.
- Sargent Shriver

The essential function of art is moral.
But a passionate, implicit morality,
not didactic.
A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Everybody needs one essential friend.
- William Glasser

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as
soldiers are for finishing it...
You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
- Will Rogers

In a world where change is inevitable and continuous,
the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.
- Andrew Young

Visual representation of it is essential if we're to
come to terms with what it is we've done.
- Alex Cox

Our relations with the other powers of Europe have
experienced no essential change since the last session.
- James Monroe

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation,
and without being allowed the preliminary trials,
the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
- Lewis Mumford

Educating young people about the harms of drugs is essential.
- John Walters

A well balanced, inclusive approach,
according to certain standards and ideals,
is essential for the proper governance of any country.
- Laisenia Qarase

I live with the people I create and it has always made
my essential loneliness less keen.
- Carson McCullers

It is absolutely essential that one should be neutral
and not fall in love with the hypothesis.
- David Douglass

Oh, it's essential.
I mean, you have to - if I'm writing about the Middle East,
I have to go there, and if possible,
stay long enough to get a real feeling for what's going on.
- Joe Sacco

The more I do, the more frightened I get.
But that is essential.
Otherwise why would I go on doing it?
- Judi Dench

Community care is a fundamental, an essential,
an enduring part of our aged care system.
- Julie Bishop

The very first essential for success is a perpetually
constant and regular employment of violence.
- Adolf Hitler

It is essential that policy instruments be developed
that would firmly establish democratization on the
basis of social consensus and enable transformation on stable grounds.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Peace, of course, is different from divorce;
indeed,
in essential respects, divorce is the opposite of peace.
- Douglas Feith

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form.
The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific,
concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.
- J. P. Morgan

Well, I'm still looking for Maurice Ashley.
My essential qualities.
I think that more than anything, I try to do the right thing,
I think about doing the right thing.
- Maurice Ashley

It's essential to distinguish between events that are
really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
- Barbara Sher

Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.
- Diane Ackerman

Windows are as essential to office prestige as Christmas is to retailing.
- Enid Nemy

Risk is essential.
There is not growth of inspiration in staying within
what is safe and comfortable.
Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?
- Alex Noble

Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
- Felix Frankfurter

Pythagoras took the next important step by subordinating
the mere matter of nature to its essential principle of form and order,
identifying the latter with reason or the soul.
- James M. Baldwin


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