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Agnes Smedley Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Agnes Smedley

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I hate female men.
- Agnes Smedley

When I was a girl, the West was still young,
and the law of force, of physical force,
was dominant.
- Agnes Smedley

I feel like a person living on the brink of a volcano crater.
- Agnes Smedley

Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate
by that system and never develop as their natures would
force them to develop were they in a decent environment.
- Agnes Smedley

 

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

No one yet knows what a man's province is,
and how far that province, as conceived of today,
is artificial.
- Agnes Smedley

But he like my mother, had certainly come to know that
those who work the most do not make the most money.
It was the fault of the rich, it seemed,
but just how he did not know.
- Agnes Smedley

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Everybody calls everybody a spy, secretly,
in Russia, and everybody is under surveillance.
You never feel safe.
- Agnes Smedley

What a couple.
I'm consumed into ashes.
And he's always raking up the ashes and setting them on fire again.
- Agnes Smedley

Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.
- Agnes Smedley

Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength.
So I tried to be a man.
I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
- Agnes Smedley

I have no objection to a man being a man,
however masculine that may be.
- Agnes Smedley

For the first week of the Sian events I was a first
aid worker in the streets of Sian.
- Agnes Smedley

And the woman who could win the respect of man was
often the woman who could knock him down with her bare
fists and sit on him until he yelled for help.
- Agnes Smedley

But I see no reason why a woman should not grow and
develop in all those outlets which are suited to her nature,
it matters not at all what they may be.
- Agnes Smedley

More and more do I see that only a successful revolution
in India can break England's back forever and free Europe itself.
It is not a national question concerning India any longer;
it is purely international.
- Agnes Smedley

For months it seemed that a revolution was certain.
But instead, slavery seems more likely now.
The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution,
and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak.
- Agnes Smedley

There are many men - such as those often to be found among the Indians -
who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex.
Yet they are men, and strong ones.
- Agnes Smedley

In one hotel, the maid who built the fire fainted in our room.
Exhaustion was the cause.
We talked with her later and learned that she worked
17 hours a day and makes 95 marks a month -
about 50 cents.
- Agnes Smedley

I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little
leaflet in very small print,
asking us to read it carefully and then come prepared to ask questions.
It was a technical Marxist subject and I did not understand
it nor did I know what questions to ask.
- Agnes Smedley

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike.
She said little, especially when my father or the men
who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive
and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
- Agnes Smedley

So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until
we could remove them to the hospital.
There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners,
and I went daily to take care of them also.
- Agnes Smedley

In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding
various Socialist or radical newspapers,
tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper.
The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories.
- Agnes Smedley

Yet it is awful to love a person who is a torture to you.
And a fascinating person who loves you and won't hear
of anything but your loving him and living right by
his side through all eternity!
- Agnes Smedley

Germany is in terrible condition this year.
This is particularly true of the working masses,
who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest,
particularly of adolescent children.
- Agnes Smedley

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred freezes hearts, while love warms them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.
- The Buddha

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Return love for hate.
- Anonymous

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

I am a Master of Alchemy; I Transmute Fear and Hate Into Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who have come here to hate should leave now;
for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- Terry Goodkind

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Those whom we can love, we can hate;
to others we are indifferent.
- Henry David Thoreau

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
- Osho

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man,
and I hate people like that!
- Tom Lehrer

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am the wizard. I transmute fear and hate into love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world
without having an effect on the rest of it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
- Socrates


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