Jo Coudert Quotes

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Jo Coudert Quotes

There is no way of steering successfully between a failed situation and a failed self except by stopping and taking our bearings.
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It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself. It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable. It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things.

— Jo Coudert

Most people ask of their friends that they understand them, but, on balance, I think I prefer a friend who understands himself.

— Jo Coudert

The person who conveys, 'I am nothing. Make me something,' may all his life have people trying to answer his hidden plea, but their answer will be in terms of, 'I am trying to make you something because you are nothing,' and, thus, the insult will be embedded in the response. It will be heard just as clearly as the attempt to help. And it will be hated.

— Jo Coudert

It takes an enormous amount of energy, creative energy withdrawn from the total economy of the person, to hold a trait underground, and, unfortunately, needs and drives do not go underground alone; they carry with them useful parts of the personality, depriving it of richness and the possibility of a variety of response.

— Jo Coudert

To live with the terrible truths about ourselves is the only way of not living them out. A need denied has infinitely more power than a need accepted.

— Jo Coudert

Self-affirmation cannot be found in love; it is a prior condition of genuine love.

— Jo Coudert

Men fear being used; women fear being used up.

— Jo Coudert

The unlived life is not worth examining ... Self-awareness, self-examination, self-consciousness are for the quiet moments. In the arena they are paralyzing. The self must not be held out of the arena until living skills have been learned.

— Jo Coudert

Affection may be abiding and love may be abiding, but the state of being in love is transitory.

— Jo Coudert

Almost anything can be stretched to serve more people by being added to a white sauce or canned gravy or undiluted or very slightly diluted canned soup and served over noodles or rice. With chops or chocolate eclairs, however, the only solution is to claim you don't like them.

— Jo Coudert

The more deeply the path is etched, the more it is used, and the more it is used, the more deeply it etched.

— Jo Coudert

At what age should one marry? As a rule of thumb, perhaps not until you are past the age of feeling strongly that you must marry.

— Jo Coudert

Operating in an unlit world, the unconscious mind is a brilliant detective.

— Jo Coudert

It is one of those quirks of human nature that you love the person whom you treat well, not necessarily the person who treats you well.

— Jo Coudert

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