Some favorite Quotes Tips
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The way to rear up children (to be just)
They know a simple, merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes, fitting baby-shoes
And stringing pretty words that make no sense.
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."
~ Washington Irving
" The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
--Henry Ward Beecher
" Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world."
--Kate Douglas Wiggin
God sent children ...
to enlarge our hearts and to make us unselfish...
to give our souls higher aims...
and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles and loving, tender hearts. --
Mary Botham Howitt
"Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship"
- Benjamin Franklin
Before you were conceived I wanted you... Before you were born I loved you... Before you were here an hour I would die for you... This is the miracle of life...
M is for the miracle of Being.
O is for its origin in love
T is for the tenderness of seeing.
H is for a home no wind can move.
E is for the ecstasy of living.
R is for the recklessness of giving.
"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
-- Dorothy C. Fisher (1879-1958)
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."
"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."
-- Honore' de Balzac (1799-1850)
"Consider the postage stamp; Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there"
- Josh Billings
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the U.S.
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."
"The chains of habit are too strong to be felt until they are too strong to be broken"
- Samuel Johnson
"The more we do, the more we can do"
"The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -- and let the air out of the tires."
-- Dorothy Parker
"The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most."
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
-- Henry Ward Beecher
"Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely."
--Thomas P. Murphy
"You are the trip I did not take;
You are the pearls I can not buy;
You are my blue Italian lake;
You are my piece of foreign sky. . ."
by Anne Campbell
"The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it."
--George C. Scott
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."
-- Chinese Proverb
"Even a stopped clock is right twice a day"
"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely"
"My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life."
-- Lee Iacocca
"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope."
-- Bill Cosby (Quotez)
"He who does not economize will have to agonize"
"Yard by yard it's very hard. But inch by inch, it's a cinch."
"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is Soap-on-a-Rope."
-- Bill Cosby (Quotez)
"And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read."
-- Alice Walker
"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes"
- Washington Irving
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
-- Mark Twain
"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Your wealth is where your friends are."
"A mother is the truest friend we have. When trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us; and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."
-- Washington Irving (1783-1859)
"Don't hurry, don't worry. You're only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers."
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
"A happy life is made up of little things . . . a gift sent, a letter written, a call made a recommendation given, transportation provided, a cake made, a book lent, a check sent."
"One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade."
"Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible."
"There is just one life for each of us: our own."
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old.
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He molded her heart of pure gold.
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see.
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.
"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."
"You will never 'find' time for anything. If you want time, you must make it"
- Charles Buxton
"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats"
- Bertie C. Forbes
Don't ask me. Go ask your mother.
A little dirt never hurt anyone.
You call that a haircut?
Turn off the lights. Do you think I'm made of money?
No, we're not there yet.
You should visit more often. Your mother worries.
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."
-- Vernon Law
"People do not lack strength, they lack will"
- Victor Hugo
"Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little."
"The best mirror is an old friend."
"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."
-- Chinese Proverb
"The loving personality seeks not to control, but to nurture, not to dominate, but to empower."
"No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement."
"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. You are connected to your child and to all those who touch your lives. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."
"A mother loves her children even when they least deserve to be loved."
-- Kate Samperi, "Mothers"
"One man is no more than another if he does no more than another."
--Miguel de Cervantes
"Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them."
-- Oscar Wilde
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be
I had a mother who read to me.
"Your love for your mother is something that you never completely comprehend until you are separated by the miles from her warmth and her wonder."
-- Collin McCarty
"Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade. It is marked by the progression of Mama to Mommy to Mother.
Mothers are the place that we call home.
On them we rest our heads and close our eyes.
There's no one else who grants the same soft peace,
Happiness, contentment, sweet release,
Erasing nighttime tears with lullabies,
Restoring the bright sun that makes us bloom
"A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest."
-- Irish proverb
"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved."
-- Erich Fromm, psychologist
We are never quite so in awe of our own mothers as in our own journey into parenthood. We only then begin to truly appreciate the care, patience and understanding that has been given us throughout our lives. Mother's Day is just one day in which we can celebrate the compassionate women who have mothered us and who are mothers to our children.
"The hand that rocks the cradle (is the hand that) rules the world."
--William Ross Wallace
"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."