A Quote by John Welwood on john welwood, perfect love, love, fear, wounding, and mistrust

The more two people open to each other, the more this wide-openness also brings to the surface all the obstacles to it:  their deepest, darkest wounds, their desperation and mistrust, and their rawest emotional trigger points.  Just as the sun's warmth causes clouds to arise by prompting the earth to release its moisture, so love's pure openness activates the thick clouds of our emotional wounding, the tight places where we are shut down, where we live in fear and resist love.

John Welwood

Source: Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart, Pages: 35..36

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A Quote by Sir William Watson on blindness, children, and mistrust

Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness.

William Watson (1858 - 1935)

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A Quote by Wendell Berry on ability, beginning, change, earth, economics, garden, home, justice, mind, mistrust, needs, and understanding

A person who undertakes to grow a garden at home, by practices that will preserve rather than exploit the economy of the soil, has his mind precisely against what is wrong with us. . . . What I am saying is that if we apply our minds directly and competently to the needs of the earth, then we will have begun to make fundamental and necessary changes in our minds. We will begin to understand and to mistrust and to change our wasteful economy, which markets not just the produce of the earth, but also the earth's ability to produce.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

Source: 1970

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A Quote by unknown on conceit, mistrust, modesty, and timidity

Timidity is mistrust of self, and proceeds not from modesty but from conceit. A man is timid because he is afraid of not appearing to his best advantage.


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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on children, maturity, mistrust, and words

One might equate growing up with a mistrust of words. A mature person trusts his eyes more than his ears. Irrationality often manifests itself in upholding the word against the evidence of the eyes. Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on concern, judgment, mistrust, and wishes

I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

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A Quote by Arnold Joseph Toynbee on children, confidence, heart, husbands, life, mistrust, motherhood, needs, possibility, practicality, secrets, wives, and world

The world's greatest need . . . is mutual confidence. No human being ever knows all the secrets of another's heart. Yet there is enough confidence between mother and child, husband and wife, buyer and seller . . . to make social life a practical possibility. Confidence may be risky, but it is nothing like so risky as mistrust.

Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889 - 1975)

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