Beautiful Blog Quotation—BBQ

While searching for quotations for the Monthly Peace Challenge, I noticed how many wise and inspiring quotations came from blogging friends’ posts and comments. So I’ve started a new series called BBQ—Beautiful Blog Quotations.

Feel free to join the fun.

  • Take a quotation from a favorite blogger
  • Create a BBQ post with the quotation
  • Link back to the blogger you quoted
  • Tag your post BBQLUV
  • Link to other BBQLUV posts (optional)

Hurt people hurt people

I love this quotation from blogger, Georgia Platts. It took me a few reads to figure out it wasn’t a typo, but when I finally got the message, it hit me like a left hook. As a survivor of abuse, I have definitely hurt people. Part of my drive towards peace and compassion stems from guilt from hurting so many others in my past.  What really strikes me about this quotation is the compassion it cultivates for both those who hurt and those who are hurt.

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Thank you for reading, smiling, and/or sharing.

Have you hurt others due to past hurt? Please share.


47 comments on “Beautiful Blog Quotation—BBQ

  1. lauriesnotes says:

    I have too. It gives me compassion for those who have hurt me and helps me to forgive them.
    Great idea to quote bloggers. There is much wisdom out here. I used to think about how much wisdom we miss looking to big stories and famous folks. Could be missing someone sitting right next to us. 🙂
    Much peace –

  2. rarasaur says:

    I love this idea! Can’t wait to do a BBQ post! 😀

  3. ula77 says:

    Awesome quote and idea! 🙂

  4. Kelly Kuhn says:

    Another cool idea from Kozo Hattori!!!

  5. Indira says:

    Beautiful quote and your idea is very nice. Some take lessons from the people who hurt others and try not to hurt.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Good point, Indira. I think becoming aware of this trend is key. When we realize that we hurt others because we were hurt, then we can heal and stop hurting others. {{{hugs]}} Kozo

  6. Many Little Drops says:

    My original blog posted inspiring quotations daily. If you go to, click on MindMindful category you’ll find loads of them (search term: Mindfulness Moment)

  7. KM Huber says:

    Yet another great idea, Kozo! For me, the above quote is a wonderful illustration of why compassion may be the most powerful gift we have. With compassion, all judgment is aside, which eliminates the bad/good of duality, and what is left is an experience. Of course, this is quite difficult to maintain but what a world if we did…..BBQ is truly a wonderful idea, Kozo. Thanks, my friend.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Yes, compassion is key, Karen. The quotation also reminds us to be compassionate with ourselves. We may have hurt others, but we shouldn’t beat ourselves up about it eternally, especially if we were hurt. So much wisdom in four words. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  8. Sun says:

    who can resist BBQ – of any kind. 🙂

  9. BroadBlogs says:

    Thanks for quoting from a comment I made, Kozo! I’m pretty sure that I first heard this from Bill Cosby. He may have gotten it from someone else. Good one to pass on, for the reasons you give.

  10. Beautiful way to recognize the sheer power of words, thoughts…expression.

  11. vernette says:

    Kozo I love love love this idea! What a way to spread some Blog loving and inspiration. I cannot wait to do my very own BBQ post!

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Yay, Vernette. Make sure you let me know when you post your BBQ. I would love to check it out. Unfortunately, I’ve been flooded with work lately, so my blog time is cut short. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  12. D. S. Walker says:

    Another brilliant idea Kozo. I love it.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Thanks, D.S. Can’t wait to see some BBQLUV on the internet. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

      • D. S. Walker says:

        I’ve been looking for them in my reader, but so far it looks like only you and Live Out Loud have done yours. I’ll try to get one out sometime next week. I’m going to reblog this today to help get the word out too. You just keep having great ideas. Blessings to you and yours.

      • Kozo Hattori says:

        Thanks, D.S. It might take a while to catch on, but I really believe that we need to spread blogger wisdom to make the world a better place. 🙂 {{{hugs]}} Kozo

  13. Rohan 7 Things says:

    What a great idea, and a great quote! So simple, yet it contains so much truth and wisdom!

    Hugs 🙂


  14. Athena Brady says:

    What a great idea for a challenge and Broadoaks blog is great, I have popped by a few times.

  15. I love this BBQ idea especially right before the end of Summer. Big hugs to you Kozo, Thank you 🙂

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  19. Professions for PEACE says:

    You are so right that this amazingly simple and deeply powerful quote cultivates compassion. For both sides of the story.. for all sides. Let us all endeavour to stop the hurting, and nurture compassion. Something you are always doing on your amazing blog Kozo. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderfully thought-provoking post. Big hugs, Gina xo

  20. Geo Sans says:

    hurt people hurt people
    sometimes consciously
    often not …
    lousy day at work
    leading to
    lousy day at home
    we’ve all been there

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