Marshall B. Rosenberg Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old marshall b. rosenberg quotes, marshall b. rosenberg sayings, and marshall b. rosenberg proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

I wouldn't expect someone who's been injured to hear my side until they felt that I had fully understood the depth of their pain.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

To practice the process of conflict resolution, we must completely abandon the goal of getting people to do what we want.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Often, instead of offering empathy, we have a strong urge to give advice or reassurance and to explain our own position or feeling.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Social change involves helping people see new options for making life wonderful that are less costly to get needs met.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Blaming and punishing others are superficial expressions of anger.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

We can only fully be satisfied when the other person's needs are fulfilled as well as our own.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Interpretations, criticisms, diagnoses, and judgments of others are actually alienated expressions of our unmet needs.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

A difficult message to hear is an opportunity to enrich someone's life.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Every message, regardless of form or content, is an expression of a need.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Understanding and connection can transcend conflict.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Punishment is the root of violence on our planet.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Fear of punishment diminishes self-esteem and goodwill.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Your presence is the most precious gift you can give to another human being.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Social change involves helping people see new options for making life wonderful that are less costly to get needs met.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

The spirituality that we need to develop for social change is one that mobilizes us for social change.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Any evaluation which implies rightness or wrongness is a tragic, suicidal expression of an unmet need. Tragic, first because it decreases our likelihood of getting our need met! Even if we think it. And secondly, because it increases the likelihood of violence. That's why I'm suggesting any evaluation which implies rightness or wrongness is a tragic, suicidal expression of an unmet need. Say the need! Learn a need-consciousness.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

People do not hear our pain when they believe they are at fault.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg