"Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."Barbara Deming on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."Barbara Deming on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."Barbara Deming on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Barbara Deming on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."Barbara Deming on Maya Angelou
"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."
"We believe, in fact, that the one act of respect has little force unless matched by the other - in balance with it... The acting out of that dual respect I would name as precisely the source of our power."