Hugh Prather

A Quote by Hugh Prather on argument and god

Sometimes when I generalize, I am saying, 'Let's pretend I am God,' and of course the other person argues that point endlessly. But I notice that if the other person takes a stand for himself and states his thoughts as his thoughts, I pay more attention to what he is saying and look deeper in myself.

Hugh Prather

Source: (Notes)

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on darkness, effort, fear, and worth

It's not that we fear the place of darkness but that we don't think we are worth the effort to find the place of light.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on failure and faults

'Fault' means failure to meet a standard. Whose? Mine.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on fear, frustration, good, indecision, needs, present, and words

Fears, indecision, and frustration feed on words. Without words they usually stop. . . . Words are at times good for looking back, but they are confining when I need to act in the present.

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on change, justice, learning, and life

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes and I am left the same. The more things change the more I am the same. . . . I am what I started with, and when it is all over I will be all that is left of me.

Hugh Prather

Source: Notes to Myself

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on agreement, control, justice, people, and trying

When someone disagrees with me, I do not have to immediately start revising what I just said. People don't want me to always agree with them. They can sense this is phony. They can sense I am trying to control them: I am agreeing with them to make them like me. They feel; "I don't want to exist to like you. I DON'T exist to like you."

Hugh Prather

Source: Notes

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A Quote by Hugh Prather

I want you to be able to say anything. Even what you don't mean

Hugh Prather

Source: (Notes to Myself)

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on clarity, friendship, mistakes, and support

Support your friends - even in their mistakes. But be clear, however, that it is the friend and not the mistake you are supporting.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on attitude, future, happiness, and present

Happiness is a present attitude and not a future condition.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on change, friendship, hope, justice, life, people, potential, resignation, and worth

Very seldom will a person give up on himself. He continues to have hope because he knows he has the potential for change. He tries again - not just to exist, but to bring about those changes in himself that will make life worth living. Yet people are very quick to give up on friends, and especially on their spouses, to declare them hopeless, and to either walk away or do nothing more than resign themselves to a bad situation.

Hugh Prather

Source: Notes On Love and Courage

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