Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.— Dennis Wholey
Delighting Personal Identity quotations
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
I think it's the responsibility of every human being, not just those who wear the identity of poet, activist, voter, religious person... it's the responsibility of every person. Our responsibility is to use our intelligence as clearly and coherently as we possibly can.
The heart surrenders everything to the moment.
The mind judges and holds back. In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight. When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
Our sense of being a person can come from being drawn into a wide social unit;
our sense of selfhood can arise through the little ways in which we resist the pull. Our status is backed by the solid buildings of the world, while our sense of personal identity often resides in the cracks
Every person under your supervision is different.
They're all different. They're identical in most ways, but not in all ways. You have to study and analyze every individual under your supervision and try to work with them in a way that will be most productive.
All the blogs, Facebook, Twitter are made by people who want to show their own private affairs at the price of making fakes, to try to appear such as they are not, to construct another personality, which is a veritable loss of identity.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
Be as you wish to seem.
Once you have identified with some form of negativity, you do not want to let it go, and on a deeply unconscious level, you do not want positive change. It would threaten your identity as a depressed, angry or hard-done by person. You will then ignore, deny or sabotage the positive in your life. This is a common phenomenon. It is also insane.
I am a collection of dismantled almosts.
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.
The identity of the Filipino today is of a person asking what is his identity.
If I perceive in another person mainly the surface, I perceive mainly the differences,that which separates us. If I penetrate to the core, i perceive our identity, the fact of our brotherhood. This relatedness from center to center - instead of that from periphery to periphery - is 'central relatedness'.
Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.
Don't let your struggle become your identity.
Having an avatar doesn't give you an identity, and having a persona online doesn't make you a personality either.
Humanity needs more than merely information.
We express original ideas, humor, and our personal wills. We express passions and emotions. A person's point of view conveys all of these aspects of identity.
Make sure the outside of you is a good reflection of the inside of you
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude... My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are...
Religion: 'My identity is built on being a good person.
' Gospel: 'My identity is not built on my record or my performance but on Christ's.'
I think every person has their own identity and beauty.
Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.
An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity as Africans.
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
You are not 'in the now;' you are the now. That is your essential identity-the only thing that never changes. Life is always now. Now is consciousness. And consciousness is who you are. That's the equation.
All human accomplishment has this same origin, identically.
Imagination is a force of nature. Is this not enough to make a person full of ecstasy? Imagination, imagination, imagination! It converts to actual. It sustains, it alters, it redeems!
The present age is demented. It is possessed by a sense of dislocation, a loss of personal identity, an alternating sentimentality and rage which, in an individual patient, could be characterized as dementia.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
A feminist is a person who answers 'yes' to the question 'Are women human?' Feminism is not about whether women are better than, worse than or identical with men...It's about justice, fairness, and access to the broad range of human experience.
Minority conservatives hold a special place of gutter contempt in the minds of unhinged liberals, who can never accept the radical concept of a person of color rejecting identity politics.
Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.
Don't let your struggle become your identity.
People of faith should not invoke the power of the state to decide what everyone can believe or think or read or do. In such cases, like abortion or prayer or prohibition or sexual identity, the proper role of religion is to appeal to the free conscience of each person, not the coercive rule of secular law.
We hear a lot about identity theft when someone takes your wallet and pretends to be you and uses your credit cards. But the more serious identity theft is to get swallowed up in other people's definition of you.
Protons give an atom its identity, electrons its personality.
Be the one who makes everyone feel like someone!
A corporation like Enron is a person with a legal identity and no ethical accountability.
I've never been a fan of personality-conflict burgers and identity-crisis omelets with patchouli oil. I function very well on a diet that consists of Chicken Catastrophe and Eggs Overwhelming and a tall, cool Janitor-in-a-Drum. I like to walk out of a restaurant with enough gas to open a Mobil station.
Writing is a form of personal freedom.
It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us.
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
The aim of torture is to destroy a person as a human being, to destroy their identity and soul. It is more evil than murder.
A Christian is not simply a person who is forgiven and goes to heaven.
A Christian, in terms of his or her deepest identity, is a saint, a spiritually born child of God, a divine masterpiece, a child of light, a citizen of heaven.
Women's liberation and the male midlife crisis were the same search--for personal fulfillment, common values, mutual respect, love. But while women's liberation was thought of as promoting identity, the male midlife crisis was thought of as an identity crisis.
In every story I have heard, good teachers share one trait: a strong sense of personal identity infuses their work.
Things every person should have: •A nemesis.
•An evil twin. •A secret headquarters. •An escape hatch. •A partner in crime. •A secret identity.