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Barbara Deming

Barbara Deming (July 23, 1917 – August 2, 1984) was an American feminist and advocate of nonviolent social change.

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Of course it can be said of jails, too, that they try - by punishing the troublesome - to deter othe ...

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To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The mos ...

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The free man must be born before freedom can be won, and the brotherly man must be born before full ...

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We believe, in fact, that the one act of respect has little force unless matched by the other - in b ...

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After the revolution, it might very well remain necessary to place people where they could not do ha ...

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Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult the ...

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Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one's fears.

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Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf men not naturally inclined to act for us.

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The point is to change one's life. The point is not to give some vent to the emotions that have been ...

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Gandhi once declared that it was his wife who unwittingly taught him the effectiveness of nonviolenc ...

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This is the heart of my argument: We can put more pressure on the antagonist for whom we show human ...

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Our own pulse beats in every stranger's throat.

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Let me be really here, here in this place and this time where I am.

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People who attack others need rationalizations for doing so. We undermine those rationalizations.

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The injunction that we should love our neighbors as ourselves means to us equally that we should lov ...

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