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Barbara Deming
(1917-1984) born on
Jul 23
US political activist, author, pacifist. She wrote and spoke about the connections between feminism and nonviolence; wrote "Prisons That Could Not Hold," 1995.
         
   
F
I learned always to trust my own deep sense of what I should do, and not just obediently trust the judgment of others - even others better than I am.

R
To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.
A
A great many of us [must] move from words to acts - from words of dissent to acts of disobedience.
N
Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most [people's] minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide.
K
Nonviolent actions does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult their consciences.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Barbara Deming Memorial Peace Walk," at www.rpi.edu/~mccabd/bdwords.html.
R: "Barbara Deming Memorial Peace Walk," at www.rpi.edu/~mccabd/bdwords.html.
A: "Barbara Deming Memorial Peace Walk," at www.rpi.edu/~mccabd/bdwords.html.
N: "Barbara Deming Memorial Peace Walk," at www.rpi.edu/~mccabd/bdwords.html.
K: "Barbara Deming Memorial Peace Walk," at www.rpi.edu/~mccabd/bdwords.html.
   


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