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...words are more powerful than perhaps anyone suspects, and once deeply engraved in a child's mind, the are not easily eradicated. --- May Sarton

Among the mind's powers is one that comes of itself to many children and artists. It need not be lost, to the end of his days, by anyone who has ever had it. This is the power of taking delight in a thing, or rather in anything, not as a means to some other end, but just because it is what it is. A child in the full health of his mind will put his hand flat on the summer lawn, feel it, and give a little shiver of private glee at the elastic firmness of the globe. --- Charles E Montague 1867

As a young nun Mother Teresa wanted to work with the homeless and hopeless but her superiors felt that she was too frail, young, and inexperienced. She pleaded her case, but they refused and assigned her to teach at a convent in India... The years passed and Mother Teresa's mission burned deep in her heart. She grew in experience and determination. She never gave up her dream. Finally, at age thirty-nine, she was granted permission to embark on her calling. With nothing more than the clothes on her back and the fire of her mission burning deep in her heart, she left the school and walked in the streets of Calcutta to begin..." ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. --- Lady Bird Johnson 1912

Children FEEL life. They smell it, roll in it, run with it, see it all around them. Feel the world through the eyes of a child. --- Anon xxxx

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. --- Anne Sullivan

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society. --- Daniel Webster

I do want to say a few things to the graduates ... I ask you to give to your children a better world than we gave to you. I ask you to temper your striving for material success, for the glitter of things, with the drive to overcome the injustice and misery that still stalk our nation and our planet ... Be steadfast, be stronge, be of good cheer. --- Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

It is familiarity with life that makes time speed quickly. When every day is a step into the unknown, as for children, the days are long with the gathering of experience. --- George Robert Gissing 1857

It's not enough to say, 'I'm earning enough to live and support my family. I do my work well. I'm a good father. I'm a good churchgoer.' That's all very well, BUT YOU MUST DO SOMETHING MORE. --- Albert Schweitzer 1875

Love children especially, for, like angels, they to are sinless, and they live to soften and purify our hearts and, as it were, to guide us. --- Feodor Dostoevsky 1821

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment, and especially on their children, than the unlived life of their parents. --- Carl Jung 1875

Smile at each other; smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other

it doesn't matter who it is

and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other. --- Mother Teresa Of Calcutta 1910

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. --- Emerson

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happineness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. --- Dalai Lama 14th

We didn't inherit the land from our fathers. We are borrowing it from our children. --- Amish saying

What is success? To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

When a small child… I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong. Happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away. --- Anna Pavlova 1881

Whoever retains the natural curiosity of childhood is never bored or dull. --- Anon xxxx

You die one way or the other. Either you speak out and take the risk or you die in the cesspool... If you get even one [drug dealer] off the street, it's better than none. It's important to make a difference. (Mother in one of The toughest inner city housing projects) --- Barbara Washington

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