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Anita Hill Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anita Hill.

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between
me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
- Anita Hill

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One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

I did what my conscience told me to do,
and you can't fail if you do that.
- Anita Hill

I see myself as an educator.
- Anita Hill

 

The real problem is that the way that power is given
out in our society pits us against each other.
- Anita Hill

The experience of testifying and the aftermath have changed my life.
- Anita Hill

It would have been more comfortable to remain silent.
- Anita Hill

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I became the messenger who had to be killed.
- Anita Hill

What we really need to be understanding is that all
of these things matter and they all stem from the fact
that certain people live with power and authority and
they want to maintain it.
- Anita Hill

Well, of course it was a very trying time for me,
and fortunately I had a lot of people who were supportive.
A lot of people who were writing and calling and saying
they were praying for me.
Some people sent me Scripture, and that helped.
- Anita Hill

But the issue of sexual harassment is not the end of it.
There are other issues - political issues,
gender issues - that people need to be educated about.
- Anita Hill

What I wanted was for everyone listening to understand
that these things mattered -
not necessarily for me,
but in this particular forum they mattered in terms
of whether of not we were getting a person who should
sit on the Supreme Court.
- Anita Hill

I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message,
rather than looking at the content of the message itself.
- Anita Hill

I was aware, however, that telling at any point in
my career could adversely affect my future career.
- Anita Hill

Testifying has helped me understand that one individual's
behavior and actions make a difference.
That my actions are important to people other than myself.
- Anita Hill

I am really proud to be a part in whatever way of women
becoming active in the political scene.
I think it was the first time that people came to terms
with the reality of what it meant to have a Senate
made up of 98 men and two women.
- Anita Hill

For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State
University and graduated from there in 1977.
- Anita Hill

I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons
my employer would abandon his social suggestions.
However, to my regret, in the following few weeks,
he continued to ask me out on several occasions.
- Anita Hill

I have no personal vendetta against Clarence Thomas.
I seek only to provide the committee with information
which it may regard as relevant.
- Anita Hill

If you think about the way the hearings were structured,
the hearings were really about Thomas' race and my gender.
- Anita Hill

When I think of what has happened in a larger sense,
beyond myself, then I would not change anything.
- Anita Hill

My parents are older, and they lead a somewhat sheltered life.
It was difficult to talk with them about things that were embarrassing to me,
and that I had never spoken to them about.
- Anita Hill

The FBI has had a history of sex discrimination complaints brought against it,
as well as race discrimination.
- Anita Hill

During this period at the Department of Education,
my working relationship with Judge Thomas was positive.
- Anita Hill

Because I was extremely uncomfortable talking about
sex with him at all and particularly in such a graphic way,
I told him that I did not want to talk about these subjects.
- Anita Hill

Telling the world is the most difficult experience of my life,
but it is very close to having to live through the
experience that occasion this meeting.
- Anita Hill

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our
court that continues to undermine the system.
Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic
to the pursuit of justice.
- Anita Hill

But I think it would be irresponsible for me not to
say what I really believe in my heart to be true -
that there are some serious inequities that we face
as women and that we can work to address these inequities.
- Anita Hill

I think, though, as African-American women,
we are always trained to value our community even at
the expense of ourselves,
and so we attempt to protect the African-American community.
- Anita Hill

Certainly my life will not ever be as private and discreet,
and perhaps I should even use the word insulated,
as it was before.
- Anita Hill

In July of 1983, I left Washington, DC area and have
had minimal contact with Judge Clarence Thomas since.
- Anita Hill

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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