Self-Care Workshop 2018 - Quotes about Strength

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Self-Care Workshop 2018 - Quotes about Strength

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Quotes about strength for the Self-Care Workshop 2018

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Quotes about strength for the Self-Care Workshop 2018 from figures such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Lao Tzu, Mahatma Gandhi, Martina Navratilova, Judy Shepard, Dr. Seuss, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde.

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Compiled by Womanist Working Collective

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27 March 2019

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“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
― Lao Tzu

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

4) Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.
~Martina Navratilova
2) No matter how far in or out of the closet you are, you still have a next step. ~Judy Shepard
12) Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
~Dr. Seuss
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
Alice Walker

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walker
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I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.
Alice Walker

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
Alice Walker
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If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.
Audre Lorde

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.
Audre Lorde
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It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
Audre Lorde

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
Audre Lorde
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When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.
Audre Lorde
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The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.
Audre Lorde
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The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
James A. Baldwin

Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.
James A. Baldwin

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
James A. Baldwin
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I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
James A. Baldwin

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.
James A. Baldwin
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You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.
James A. Baldwin
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The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.
James A. Baldwin

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Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
James A. Baldwin
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Compiled by Womanist Working Collective , “Self-Care Workshop 2018 - Quotes about Strength,” Womanist Working Collective Archive, accessed May 23, 2022, https://wwcarchive.omeka.net/items/show/223.

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