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12 Famous Quotes by Barbara Deming
7/23/1917 - (Present)
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A great many of us must move from words to acts - from words of dissent to acts of disobedience.

Obedience Quotes, by Barbara Deming

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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.

Vengeance Quotes, by Barbara Deming

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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.

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I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision. . . is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive . . .

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After the revolution, it might very well remain necessary to place people where they could not do harm to others. But the one under restraint should be cut off from the rest of society as little as possible.

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After the revolution, let us hope, prisons simply would not exist - if by prisons we mean places that could be experienced by the men and women in them at all as every place that goes by that name now is bound to be experienced.

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After the revolution, surely the only good reason for institutions that could still be called prisons - because they take people and place them under restraint - is this reason: wanting to keep people from harming others.

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After the revolution, when one person injures another, society would concern itself most immediately to give help to the person who has been injured.

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All prisons that have existed in our society to date put people away as no human being should ever be put away.

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But if institutions of restraint might still be necessary, they should no longer be institutions of punishment at the same time.

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I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Deming

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Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult their consciences.

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