A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on belief, change, empowerment, future, ideas, pain, past, pleasure, and present

All personal breakthroughs being with a change in beliefs. So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief. You must feel deep in your gut that not only has this belief cost you pain in the past, but it's costing you in the present and, ultimately, can only bring you pain in the future. Then you must associate tremendous pleasure to the idea of adopting a new, empowering belief.

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

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A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on community, empowerment, names, and writing

Writing is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on desires, empowerment, knowledge, opportunity, skill, and success

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

Source: Principle-centered Leadership

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A Quote by Roger Pritchard on community, compassion, dignity, empowerment, good, honesty, life, love, philosophy, skill, work, and world

Good work is dignified. It develops your faculties and serves your community. It is a central human activity. Work, in this view: makes you honest with yourself, requires that you develop your faculties and skills, empowers you to do what you are really good at and love to do, connects you in a compassionate way with the outside world, supports the philosophy of non-destructiveness and sustainability, and integrates work with personal life and community.

Roger Pritchard

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A Quote by Rita Buchanan on achievement, commitment, control, empowerment, patience, people, persistence, reward, satisfaction, sculpture, vision, and world

[A sheared hedge] . . . "signifies vision, persistence, and patience - qualities we crave in today's world. Yet many people do make the commitment. They create hedges, care for them eagerly, and gain much satisfaction from the process. Why? Perhaps it's because shaping a hedge is the closest most of us will ever come to doing sculpture or erecting a monument, but I think the real reward is more mundane. Shearing is very empowering - it gives you an exhilarating sense of control and achievement. You can stand back afterward and say, look what I've done.

Rita Buchanan

Source: All About Hedges

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A Quote by Peter London on art, empowerment, growth, lies, losing, and world

We seem to have lost contact with the earlier, more profound functions of art, which have always had to do with personal and collective empowerment, personal growth, communion with this world, and the search for what lies beneath and above this world.

Peter London

Source: No More Second Hand Art

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A Quote by Lucille Clifton on anger, babies, christmas, church, empowerment, encouragement, god, love, motherhood, scandal, time, and trying

I remember standing there on stage in my new Christmas dress, trying not to cry as the church members smiled, nodded and murmured encouragement from the front row. "Go 'head, baby." "Say it now, Luc." "Come on now, baby" But I couldn't remember, and to hide my deep humiliation, my embarassment, I became sullen, angry. "I don' wanna." And I stood there with my mouth poked out. It was a scandal! This fresh young nobody baby standing in front of the Lord in His own house talking about what she don't want! I could feel the disapproval pouring over my new dress. Then, like a great tidal wave from the ocean of God, my sanctified mother poured down the Baptist aisle, huge as love, her hand outstretched toward mine. "Come on, baby," she smiled, then turned to address the church: "She don't have to do nothing she don't want to do." And I was at the same time empowered and made free. . . .

Lucille Clifton (1936 -)

Source: On Strength Gotten from Others

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A Quote by James H. Cone on anger, empowerment, humor, and oppression

Anger and humor are like the left and right arm. They complement each other. Anger empowers the poor to declare their uncompromising opposition to oppression, and humor prevents them from being consumed by their fury.

James H. Cone (1938 -)

Source: Martin and Malcolm and America, 1991.

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on bitterness, empowerment, life, and love

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eye.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on animals, earth, empowerment, heaven, and purity

The great and amorous sky curved over the earth, and lay upon her as a pure lover. The rain, the humid flux descending from heaven for both man and animal, for both thick and strong, germinated the wheat, swelled the furrows with fecund mud and brought forth the buds in the orchards. And it is I who empowered these moist espousals, I the great Aphrodite.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: The Danaides, c 500 B.C.

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