A Quote by ESK on life, perception, heart, mind, want, needs, and love

Strip life of every perception that exists in your mind and you will see the raw perfection that exists in everything.  View this through the lens of your heart and you will find everything you have ever wanted and needed.


Source: Myself

Contributed by: ESK

A Quote by Gary Baran on peace, internal peace, interpersonal peace, organizational peace, communication, needs, nonviolent communication, nonviolent communication language, resolving, and conflicts

10 things we can do to contribute to internal, interpersonal, and organizational peace




Spend some time each day quietly reflecting on how we would like to relate to ourselves and others.





Remember that all human beings have the same needs.





Check our intention to see if we are as interested in others getting their needs met as our own.





When asking someone to do something, check first to see if we are making a request or a demand.





Instead of saying what we DON'T want someone to do, say what we DO want the person to do.





Instead of saying what we want someone to BE, say what action we'd like the person to take that we hope will help the person be that way.





Before agreeing or disagreeing with anyone's opinions, try to tune in to what the person is feeling and needing.





Instead of saying "No," say what need of ours prevents us from saying "Yes."





If we are feeling upset, think about what need of ours is not being met, and what we could do to meet it, instead of thinking about what's wrong with others or ourselves.





Instead of praising someone who did something we like, express our gratitude by telling the person what need of ours that action met.

The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) would like there to be a critical mass of people using Nonviolent Communication language so all people will get their needs met and resolve their conflicts peacefully.

© 2001, revised 2004 Gary Baran & CNVC
The right to freely duplicate this document is hereby granted.

Gary Baran


Contributed by: Ola

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on human action, needs, ideas, and metaphysics

In reality no food is valued solely for its nutritive power and no garment or house solely for the protection it affords against cold weather and rain…. the demand for goods is widely influenced by metaphysical, religious, and ethical considerations, by aesthetic value judgments, by customs, habits, prejudice, tradition, changing fashions, and many other things.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 234

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on human action, wanting, needs, and economy

Action is an attempt to substitute a more satisfactory state of affairs for a less satisfactory one. We call such a willfully induced alteration an exchange.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 97

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Fred Rogers on different, gifts, world, needs, sense of worth, achieve, and worthwhile

We all have different gifts and different ways of saying to the world who we are. The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling they are worthwhile.

Fred Rogers

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A Quote by Howard Thurman on alive, inspiration, calling, vision, life goals, world, inspire, change, needs, and contribution

Don't ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman

Contributed by: Allison

A Quote by Andrew A. ‘Andy' Rooney on privacy, needs, and fulfillment

We're all torn between the desire for privacy and the fear of lonliness.  We need each other and we need to get away from each other.  We need proximity and distance, conversation and silence.  We almost always get more of each than we want at any one time.

Andy Rooney (1919 -)

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Robert Fulghum on expectations, needs, love, gifts, and holidays

How will you know someone really loves if they only meet your expectations and not your needs

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 68

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Robert F Kennedy, Jr. on money, nature, environmentalism, environment, culture, children, spirituality, happiness, and needs

"We protect nature not for nature's sake but for our own sake because it's the infrastructure of our communities, and if we want to meet the obligations of our civilization and our culture which are to create communities for our children that provide them with the same opportunities for dignity and enrichment as the communities that our
parents gave us, we've got to start by protecting that infrastructure; the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, the landscapes that enrich us. We're not protecting nature for nature's sake. We're protecting it because it enriches us, yes, it enriches our economy and we ignore that at our peril. But it is also enriching us aesthetically, recreationally, culturally, historically and spiritually. Human beings have other appetites besides money. And if
we don't feed them, we're not going to grow up…we're not going to become the kind of beings that our creator intended us to become."

Robert Kennedy

Source: Earth to LA fundraiser speech, May, 2004

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on capacity, self-actualization, needs, health, and psychology

People with intelligence must use their intelligence, people with eyes must use their eyes, people with the capacity to love have the impulse to love and the need to love in order to feel healthy. Capacities clamor to be used, and cease in their clamor only when they are used sufficiently. That is to say, capacities are needs, and therefore are intrinsic values as well.

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

Source: Toward a Psychology of Being, 3rd Edition, Pages: 168

Contributed by: Jessica

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