My Favorite Quotes

A Compilation of My Favorite Quotes

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -- Winston Churchill

"The real things haven't changed.  It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and to have courage when things go wrong."  -- Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Never chase love, affection or attention.  If it isn't given freely by another person, it isn't worth having."

"Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were."  ~ Cherie Carter-Scott, "If Love is a Game, These Are the Rules."

"The ultimate freedom we have as human beings is the power to select what we will allow our minds to dwell upon.  It is in our thoughts that the first movements toward the renovation of the heart occur.  Thoughts are the place where we can and must begin to change."  ~ Dallas Willard

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much."  
~ Jackie Kennedy

"There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained." 
~ Winston Churchill

"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"  ~ Elbert Hubbard

 "I haven't failed.  I've found 10,000 ways that don't work."  ~ Thomas Edison

"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."  ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life should be about."

"If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings."  ~ Brian Tracy

"To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children.  Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others."  ~ Pope John Paul II

"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them."  ~ Richard L. Evans

"Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes, I do not love your behavior."  ~ Amy Vanderbilt

"Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves."  ~ Elbert Hubbard

"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."  ~ Maya Angelou

"Parents who are afraid to put their foot down, usually have children who step on their toes."  ~ Chinese Proverb

"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."  ~ Anne Frank

"Parents who are always giving their children nothing but the best, usually wind up with nothing but the worst."

"What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours?  So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp."  ~ Marjorie Holmes

"If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders."  ~ Abigail Van Buren

"Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring -- quite often the hard way."  ~ Pamela Dugdale

"Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply."  ~ Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814

"Family faces are magic mirrors.  Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future."  ~ Gail Lumet Buckley

"If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that Members Not Present and Subjects Discussed were one and the same."  ~ Robert Brault

"If you can solve your problem, what is the need of worrying?  If you cannot solve it, what is the use of worrying?" ~ Shantideva