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Willing QUOTES

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Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.
-- Susan B. Anthony

* So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.
-- Roger Nash Baldwin

* Man has but little heeded the advice of the wise men. He has been - fatefully, if not willingly - less virtuous, less constant, less rational, less peaceful than he knows how to be, than he is fully capable of being. He has been led astray from the ways of peace and brotherhood by his addiction to concepts and attitudes of narrow nationalism, racial and religious bigotry, greed and lust for power.
-- Ralph J. Bunche

"The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare."
-- Dale Carnegie

What is needed is a marriage of two impulses, a coupling of the urge to do something positive with the willingness to constantly re-evaluate how effectively our actions lead to our goal - that of ending world hunger …
-- Harry Chapin

* "Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak … Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win."
-- Cesar Chavez

" long as individuals are compelled to rent themselves on the market to those who are willing to hire them, as long as their role in production is simply that of ancillary tools, then there are striking elements of coercion and oppression that make talk of democracy very limited, if even meaningful."
-- Noam Chomsky

* The universe operates through dynamic exchange… giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe, and in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
-- Deepak Chopra

* The universe operates through dynamic exchange… giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe, and in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
-- Deepak Chopra

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
-- Margaret Cousins

it is necessary to stay on the march, to be on the journey, to work for peace wherever we are at all times, because the liberty we cherish, which we would share with the world, demands eternal vigilance. And democracy is no easy path, but those of us who believe in it must be prepared to sacrifice in its cause more willingly than those who are prepared to die in the wars of aggression. We, too, must be dedicated to the cause of freedom.
-- Ossie Davis

We must all move shoulder to shoulder in a unified front to show this administration that the true majority of people are willing to vote for a cleaner environment and won't back down.
~ Leonardo DiCaprio

"Nothing can withstand the power of the human will
if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose."
-- Benjamin Disraeli

The freedom to be at peace in our own skins - that’s what forgiveness allows. We relinquish this freedom when we hold onto anger and resentment. Enormous amounts of energy are wasted when we hold back our love, hold onto hate, and harbor acrimonious feelings. The only remedy is letting go, and being willing to forgive.
-- Naomi Drew

* "What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter."
-- Peter F. Drucker

* Dialogue is a non-confrontational communication, where both partners are willing to learn from the other and therefore leads much farther into finding new grounds together
-- Scilla Elworthy


* The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
-- Desiderius Erasmus

"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."
-- Robert Frost

"Nothing is easy to the unwilling."
-- Thomas Fuller

Be tough in the way a blade of grass is: rooted, willing to lean, and at peace with what is around it.
-- Natalie Goldberg

* "The key.. will be a new public awareness of how serious is the threat to the global environment. Those who have a vested interest in the status quo will probably continue to be able to stifle any meaningful change until enough citizens.. are willing to speak out."
~ Al Gore

* "The essence of nonviolence is love. Out of love and the willingness to act selflessly, strategies, tactics, and techniques for a nonviolent struggle arise naturally. Nonviolence is not a dogma; it is a process."
-- Thich Nhat Hanh


* Genuine politics -- even politics worthy of the name -- the only politics I am willing to devote myself to -- is simply a matter of serving those around us: serving the community and serving those who will come after us. Its deepest roots are moral because it is a responsibility expressed through action, to and for the whole. -- Vaclav Havel

* Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. -- Vaclav Havel

"Without mutual knowledge there can be no mutual understanding; without understanding, there can be no trust and respect; without trust, there can be no peace, only the danger of conflict. This means we have to be willing and able to familiarize ourselves with the way people of other cultures think and perceive the world around them, but without losing our own standpoint in the process."
-- Roman Herzog, President of Germany

"Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed."
-- Gerald Jampolsky

We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.
-- Barbara Jordan

* One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. -- Martin Luther King, Jr

"In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving."
-- Sheldon Kopp

* "Of course I am frustrated with regard to extreme poverty, to violence that never seems to cease. Greed is the key. It’s easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate on the subject of the Third World debts. Not many of us are willing to give up everything we have. We can however give some, and millions of people do, governments do, but there is so much more to be done."
-- Sir Roger Moore

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
-- Barack Obama

One of the most important phases of maturing is that of growth from self-centering to an understanding relationship to others. A person is not mature until he has both an ability and a willingness to see himself as one among others and to do unto those others as he would have them do to him.
-- Harry A. Overstreet

"If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I'm not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family."
-- Donna Reed

It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight."
-- Theodore Roosevelt

Willingness is essential in any initiation or in making any dream come true.
"I can't" often means "I won't." You can change "I won't" to "I will" with will power."
-- Marcia Wieder

The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.
-- Marianne Williamson

* “Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputations on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”
-- Victoria Woodhull



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