Quotes About Reciprocity

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Stieg Larsson
“Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble.”
Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love

Victoria Moran
“Because I was more often happy for other people, I got to spend more time being happy. And as I saw more light in everybody else, I seemed to have more myself. (250)”
Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

Iris Murdoch
“Our actions are like ships which we may watch set out to sea, and not know when or with what cargo they will return to port.”
Iris Murdoch, The Bell

James Baldwin
“Allegiance, after all, has to work two ways; and one can grow weary of an allegiance which is not reciprocal.”
James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name

Karen E. Quinones Miller
“It's so good to have the opportunity to help others who have helped you.

It's not about "tit for tat," it's about "I love you, too.”
Karen E. Quinones Miller

Dylan Thomas
“On No Work of Words

On no work of words now for three lean months in the bloody
Belly of the rich year and the big purse of my body
I bitterly take to task my poverty and craft:

To take to give is all, return what is hungrily given
Puffing the pounds of manna up through the dew to heaven,
The lovely gift of the gab bangs back on a blind shaft.

To lift to leave from the treasures of man is pleasing death
That will rake at last all currencies of the marked breath
And count the taken, forsaken mysteries in a bad dark.

To surrender now is to pay the expensive ogre twice.
Ancient woods of my blood, dash down to the nut of the seas
If I take to burn or return this world which is each man's work.”
Dylan Thomas, Collected Poems

Alexandra Katehakis
“Know that you get second chances so that you may change the art of your interaction, not so that others might finally treat you with the loving respect you deserve (and you do deserve loving respect).”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Roberto Hogue
“Real sex is as much about reciprocity as it is exploration and if you need a reason to resent a man later on, just consider the guy who doesn’t believe in cunnilingus...”
Roberto Hogue, Real Secrets of Sex: A Women's Guide on How to Be Good in Bed

David Brin
“Reciprocal accountability, or criticism [is] the only known antidote to error.”
David Brin

Robert Wright
“Perhaps the most legitimately dispiriting thing about reciprocal altruism is that it is a misnomer. Whereas with kin selection the "goal" of our genes is to actually help another organism, with reciprocal altruism the goal is that the organism be left under the impression that we've helped; the impression alone is enough to bring the reciprocation.”
Robert Wright

Thomas Burnett Swann
“...she grasped the terrible truth that love can never be compelled, from man, from sprite, from beast; that one who loves, however she longs for requital, however long she waits, may receive in return the reverse of what she gives, the dark side of the moon.”
Thomas Burnett Swann, The Weirwoods

Aleksandra Ninkovic
“People relate giving to reciprocity. They expect things to be expressed in a way they can understand, which is usually their own.”
Aleksandra Ninkovic, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Peter Abrahams
“To get from people you had to give a piece of yourself, a real piece that mattered.”
Peter Abrahams, End of Story

Robert B. Cialdini
“The truly gifted negotiator, then, is one whose initial position is exaggerated enough to allow for a series of concessions that will yield a desirable final offer from the opponent, yet is not so outlandish as to be seen as illegitimate from the start.”
Robert B. Cialdini, Influence

Ray Bourhis
“If they ignore us, well . . . then, maybe we’ll just ignore them right back.”
Ray Bourhis, Revolt: The Secession of Mill Valley

Jarod Kintz
“She thinks she is pursuing him. Two shes, three loves, and no reciprocation. I should really find out her name—both of her.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

“Giving a man a level of respect & permitting, without fuss, a lesser reciprocity is like shackling yourself & handing him the keys: He becomes the boss of you.”
Wale Ayeni

Debra Ollivier
“It's not equality that counts, it's reprocity that counts. Love is not like a balance sheet. There's no such thing as double-entry accounting when it comes to love.”
Debra Ollivier, What French Women Know About Love, Sex and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind

“Focussing on Karma than on the lessons needed to be learned is setting a trap for "what goes around comes around." Never wish for others what you will not wish for yourself. Do to others as you want done to you. That's what love is about!”
Kemi Sogunle

Robin Wall Kimmerer
“How generously they shower us with food, literally giving themselves so that we can live. But in the giving their lives are also ensured. Our taking returns benefit to them in the circle of life making life, the chain of reciprocity. Living by the precepts of the Honorable Harvest—to take only what is given, to use it well, to be grateful for the gift, and to reciprocate the gift”
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

“Some people sell the tension, some people shun 1/10th's perfection.”
Justin K. McFarlane Beau

Carl William Brown
“Reciprocal marketing, promotions and links. In public good experiments, behavioral economists have demonstrated that the potential for reciprocal actions by players increases the rate of contribution to the public good, providing evidence for the importance of reciprocity in social situations.”
Carl William Brown, Aforismi. Volume primo.


Tell me if you've ever had to deal with these kinds of people:

The kind who take and don't give.
The kind to whom you give and give,
And they keep asking.
The kind to whom you give and give and they say you gave nothing.
The kind whom have never offered anything,
But act like they're the ones providing

The kind you give and give,
But take more than you can give.
And when they have already taken everything,
They get mad at you when you say you have
Nothing more to give.

The unforgiving,
The misgiving,
Wastefully living -
And selfishly driven.
The rat that never gives back,
Yet is so quick to attack -
Because they think the word
Seriously means
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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