Participation Quotes

Quotes tagged as "participation" (showing 1-30 of 44)
Bill Maher
“[F]reedom isn't free. It shouldn't be a bragging point that "Oh, I don't get involved in politics," as if that makes you somehow cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn't insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.”
Bill Maher, When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism

C.B. Cook
“On our own, we are marshmallows and dried spaghetti, but together we can become something bigger.”
C.B. Cook

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State "What does it matter to me?" the State may be given up for lost.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

H.G. Wells
“New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled the humiliating question arises 'Why then are you not taking part in them?”
H.G. Wells

Walter Scott
“One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honour or observation.”
Walter Scott

Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a
“Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Joseph Campbell
“We're in a free fall into the future. We don't know where we're going. Things are changing so fast. And always when you're going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. But all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It's a very interesting shift of perspective . . . Joyfully participate in the sorrows of the world and everything changes.”
Joseph Campbell, Sukhavati

Mango Wodzak
“Your perception of meat being nice is blurred by the likely fact that you are excluded from participating in, or even witnessing the untimely mortal demise of the animals you gluttonously devour.”
Mango Wodzak, The Eden Fruitarian Guidebook

Shannon L. Alder
“Your consent is your character.”
Shannon L. Alder

Clement of Alexandria
“Our superintendence in instruction and discipline is the office of the Word, from whom we learn frugality and humility, and all that pertains to love of truth, love of humanity, and love of excellence. And so, in a word, being assimilated to God by participation in moral excellence, we must not retrograde into carelessness and sloth. But labor, and faint not.”
Clement of Alexandria, The Instructor

Thomas Carlyle
“The Poet who could merely sit on a chair, and compose stanzas, would never make a stanza worth much. He could not sing the Heroic warrior, unless he himself were at least a Heroic warrior too.”
Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History

Stephen Chbosky
“That’s when I realized that I really loved you.”
She sat down on the floor with me. She spoke quiet.
“Charlie, don’t you get it? I can’t feel that. It’s sweet and everything, but it’s like you’re not even there sometimes. It’s great that you can listen and be a shoulder to someone, but what about when someone doesn’t need a shoulder. What if they need the arms or something like that? You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can’t. You have to do things.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Play invites participation.”
Brian Goodwin

“You can coddle your rage, or you can fully engage.”
Tony Cleaver

Santosh Avvannavar
“Wiseman participates, others are just observers”
Santosh Avvannavar

“Understanding your life purpose is vital to joy and dynamic participation in the world.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

“Don’t be timid. You’re a writer, use your role, test it, make something of it. These are decisive times, everything is turning upside down. Participate, be present. And begin with the scum in your area, put their backs to the wall.”
Elena Ferrante, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Chris Matakas
“Today's world is flooded with participation trophies. In an attempt to promote equality we have robbed our youth of the most growth-inducing aspect of competition, failing. If you want to be resurrected, you have to first be crucified. Everybody wants to be reborn, but no one is willing to die. Losing, in the context of whatever arena it may be, is a microcosmic death. When we learn from our failures and grow because of them, we are reborn.”
Chris Matakas, The Tao of Jiu Jitsu

Carl R. Rogers
“I am willing for the participant to commit or not commit himself to the group. If a person wishes to remain psychologically on the sidelines, he has my implicit permission to do so. The group itself may or may not be willing for him to remain in this stance but personally I am willing. One skeptical college administrator said that the main things he had learned was that he could withdraw from personal participation, be comfortable about it, and realize that he would not be coerced. To me, this seemed a valuable learning and one that would make it much more possible for him actually to participate at the next opportunity. Recent reports on his behavior, a full year later, suggest that he gained and changed from his seeming nonparticipation.”
Carl R. Rogers, On Encounter Groups

“Chance or fate has, yes, participation in your life. But how much it happens, it's up to you.”
1 Minuto na Palma da Mão

Debasish Mridha
“Winning has a value for ego, but participation has a value for life.”
Debasish Mridha

Dave Eggers
“This democracy thing, or Demoxie, whatever it is, good god. Under the guise of having every voice heard, you create mob rule, a filterless society where secrets are crimes.”
Dave Eggers, The Circle

Anne-Marie Slaughter
“Abram and Antonia Chayes even redefined sovereignty itself to mean not the right to be left alone but the right to participate in international organizations and networks.”
Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World

John Stahl-Wert
“If you want to do something that really changes someone’s life, the best thing you can do is make the person you’re trying to help a participant in the process.”
John Stahl-Wert, The Serving Leader: Five Powerful Actions to Transform Your Team, Business, and Community

“It is a mistake to tell students that their classroom is a democracy- it cannot and never will be. But children need to learn how to participate in a community and to prepare themselves for democratic citizenship.”
Karen Bohlin, Teaching Character Education Through Literature: Awakening the Moral Imagination in Secondary Classrooms

“The fellowship of the Holy Spirit . . . means participation -- partaking with and subsequently sharing with others. This fellowship is not just for reaching individual believers, but that every individual who participates also shares with others. If the love of God and the grace of Christ, that believers receive, do not reach others, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit is stifled . . . The fellowship of the Spirit is persistently seeking to expand, to include more partakers and dispensers of grace and love.”
Henry Hon, ONE: Unfolding God's Eternal Purpose from House to House

“We don't hygge to be content, we find contentment in hygge. Hygge is... about pleasure, presence and participation.
It's... the understanding that if we are to wholeheartedly participate in life, we are entitled to small islands of calm.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Stephen Chbosky
“Every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people. Maybe this is what makes people "participate.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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