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Adrienne Rich Quotes: Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but by those who fought, fell and rose again.
         

Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but by those who fought, fell and rose again.


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There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.



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My heart is moved by all I cannot save: so much has been destroyed I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.



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We must use what we have to invent what we desire.



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The beauty of darkness is how it lets you see.



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If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless. You build from the ground up.



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Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.



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Language is power... Language can be used as a means of changing reality.



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But I should like to take these things on full gallop, instead of dawdling along gaping at them. I get fearfully tired, and a very little Abbey goes a long way with me.




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