Permission Quotes

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Mahatma Gandhi
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Shannon L. Alder
“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.”
Shannon L. Alder

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Until every soul is freely permitted to investigate every book, and creed, and dogma for itself, the world cannot be free. Mankind will be enslaved until there is mental grandeur enough to allow each man to have his thought and say. This earth will be a paradise when men can, upon all these questions differ, and yet grasp each other's hands as friends. It is amazing to me that a difference of opinion upon subjects that we know nothing with certainty about, should make us hate, persecute, and despise each other. Why a difference of opinion upon predestination, or the trinity, should make people imprison and burn each other seems beyond the comprehension of man; and yet in all countries where Christians have existed, they have destroyed each other to the exact extent of their power. Why should a believer in God hate an atheist? Surely the atheist has not injured God, and surely he is human, capable of joy and pain, and entitled to all the rights of man. Would it not be far better to treat this atheist, at least, as well as he treats us?

Christians tell me that they love their enemies, and yet all I ask is—not that they love their enemies, not that they love their friends even, but that they treat those who differ from them, with simple fairness.

We do not wish to be forgiven, but we wish Christians to so act that we will not have to forgive them. If all will admit that all have an equal right to think, then the question is forever solved; but as long as organized and powerful churches, pretending to hold the keys of heaven and hell, denounce every person as an outcast and criminal who thinks for himself and denies their authority, the world will be filled with hatred and suffering. To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Santosh Kalwar
“A strong gives forgiveness but weak gives permission.”
Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

Criss Jami
“Showing a lack of self-control is in the same vein granting authority to others: 'Perhaps I need someone else to control me.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Criss Jami
“Beware: open-mindedness will often say, 'Everything is permissible except a sharp opinion.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Rick Riordan
“I should’ve been very cross with Anubis. Kissing me without permission—the nerve!”
Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire

Katie Kacvinsky
“But I'm learning it's human nature to want the things you can't have. What changes is how you go about pursuing the things you want. When you're a little kid and you're told no, you scream and throw a temper tantrum. When you're a teenager and your parents tell you no, you're old enough to internalize your temper tantrum. But you're smarter and you're sneakier this time around. So you nod and act like you care when they say no, when they tell you who you can be friends with, when they say the know what's best.

But then you go behind their backs to do it anyway.

Because at some point, you need to start calling the shots. At some point, you need to start believing you know whats best. Or, I thought with a smile, you just stop asking for their permission in the first place.”
Katie Kacvinsky, Awaken

T.F. Hodge
“Never let haters 'still' your flow. They can only do so with your permission.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Stand up for yourself.
Never give any one permission to abuse you.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Joe Dispenza
“We should never wait for science to give us permission to do the uncommon; if we do, then we are turning science into another religion.”
Joe Dispenza, Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

Vera Nazarian
“Freedom is not a license to act but a license to exercise free choices in any given situation.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Mildred Armstrong Kalish
“Without knowing it, the adults in our lives practiced a most productive kind of behavior modification. After our chores and household duties were done we were give "permission" to read. In other words, our elders positioned reading as a privilege - a much sought-after prize, granted only to those goodhardworkers who earned it. How clever of them.”
Mildred Armstrong Kalish, Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

Janet Jackson
“To be given permission to be confused -- and remain confused -- for as long as it takes would have been a huge gift.”
Janet Jackson, True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself

“You kissed me once and now you feel as if you’ve got some special kind of licence to do it whenever you want?”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

“Don't touch me without my permission. Mr. Little Boy”
Peach-Pit, Shugo Chara!, Vol. 1: Who Do You Want to Be?

Kristin Hannah
“Lauren: "Can I ask you a question?"
Angie: "Generally that's a question one should say no to. Often hell no.”
Kristin Hannah, The Things We Do for Love

Alain de Botton
“The more people you have to ask for permission, the more dangerous a project gets.”
Alain de Botton

Charlaine Harris
“.. what she had was hers absolutely, not to be touched by other hands without proper permission being asked and granted.”
Charlaine Harris, A Bone to Pick

Katie McGarry
“I hate the word beautiful. Hate it. The word beautiful somehow gives the world permission to make wrongful assumptions about me, like that I don't have a brain. Beautiful somehow gives men permission to say the phrase as a secret password in my direction, and I should therefore fall at their feet. Beautiful makes people believe they can say anything they want about or to me and that I shouldn't be angry.
Nothing in the universe could be more wrong.”
Katie McGarry, Say You'll Remember Me

Debra Anastasia
“He was making my mouth mine, letting me be the one that decided to be kissed. And then I wasn’t thinking anymore. I was just a girl kissing a boy and free falling into the beauty of permission.”
Debra Anastasia, Drowning in Stars

“Bootie Grant Glover! You do amaze me!" Mem stared at her sister. "Do I understand this? You're giving me permission to engage in a romantic tryst?"

"Certainly not!" Bootie pulled to her full diminished height. "I'm merely saying if disaster strikes, I won't abandon you.”
Maggie Osborne, Brides of Prairie Gold

“To argue in the face of our fear brings on the _magical “yes,”_ the simple affirmation of our being _Argument_ springs out of our authority. It escapes from us as our thought and feeling, as our sounds, our music, our rhythms. When we give ourselves _permission_, the argument bursts from our lungs, out of our throats, out of words formed and caressed by our lips, out of words born of our hearts. When we give ourselves _permission_, we rediscover our will to win—may I say it?—we become born-again gladiators. 15”
Gerry Spence, How to Argue and Win Every Time: At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Every Day

stephanie   roberts
“Perchance, one day you wake in a tub
of cold blood come warm. Then, will you let
this whole forest of hurt love you?”
stephanie roberts, rushes from the river disappointment

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“As with all great things, their influence lives or dies by our permission, leaving great things at the hapless mercy of the fearful beings that we are.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

Shelby Forsythia
“Recovery from the death of a loved one rarely looks like grand gestures and soaring moments of triumph. In fact, living well after loss more often looks like gradually giving ourselves and the people around us just a little more compassion, just a little more permission, and just a little more love every single day. Healing doesn’t need to be grand to be worthwhile; it’s the littlest moments that make the biggest difference.”
Shelby Forsythia, Your Grief, Your Way: A Year of Practical Guidance and Comfort After Loss

Frank Sonnenberg
“People can’t make you do things without your permission.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Listen to Your Conscience: That's Why You Have One

Steve Jobs
“To seek permission is to seek denial.”
Steve Jobs

Brené Brown
“If you were raised in an environment where emotion was minimized, seen as weakness, invalidated, shut down, perceived as wasteful (e.g., crying won’t help), or even punished, then giving yourself permission to feel, recognize, and explore may be a bigger challenge. You might be the first person in your life to grant yourself the permission you need to experience emotion. If you’re worried that giving permission to experience and engage with emotion will turn you into something you’re not or someone you don’t want to become—it won’t. It will, however, give you the opportunity to be your most authentic self. We are wired to be emotional beings. When that part of us is shut down, we’re not whole.”
Brené Brown, Rising Strong

“If you have to ask to be treated right, you are around the wrong people. On the other hand, if you allowed this behavior to enter into the relationship from the start, it can and will continue, and will be very difficult to change up later. Set your boundaries sooner than later.”
Christine E. Szymanski

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