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I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame Quotes

Six of the best book quotes from I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame
  1. #1
    “We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can’t use shame to change ourselves or others.”
  2. #2
    “Courage gives us a voice and compassion gives us an ear. Without both, there is no opportunity for empathy and connection.”
  3. #3
    “If empathy is the skill or ability to tap into our own experiences in order to connect with an experience someone is relating to us, compassion is the willingness to be open to this process.”
  4. #4
    “Compassion is not a virtue -- it is a commitment. It’s not something we have or don’t have -- it’s something we choose to practice.”
  5. #5
    “If you want to make a difference, the next time you see someone being cruel to another human being, take it personally. Take it personally because it is personal!”
  6. #6
    “Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.”
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