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African proverb:
It takes a village to raise a child.
Ambrose Bierce:
Childhood: The period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth -- two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
Anna Quindlen:
Recently a young mother asked for advice. What, she wanted to know, was she to do with a 7-year-old who was obstreperous, outspoken, and inconveniently willful? "Keep her," I replied.... The suffragettes refused to be polite in demanding what they wanted or grateful for getting what they deserved. Works for me.
Anne Frank:
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.
Annie Sullivan:
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
Bill Cosby:
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Vaughn:
A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
Bureau of Social Hygiene study, 1928:
It is very difficult and expensive to undo after you are married the things that your mother and father did to you while you were putting your first six birthdays behind you.
Chinese proverb:
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
Clarence Darrow:
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Colette:
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Dorothy Parker:
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -- and let the air out of the tires.
Eda LeShan:
Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others -- and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet.
Elizabeth Stone:
Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
Ellen Galinsky:
Cultural expectations shade and color the images that parents-to-be form. The baby product ads, showing a woman serenely holding her child, looking blissfully and mysteriously contented, or the television parents, wisely and humorously solving problems, influence parents-to-be.
Erma Bombeck:
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression
Florida Scott-Maxwell:
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
Franklin P. Jones:
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Garrison Keillor:
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
George Bernard Shaw:
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
George W. Bush:
I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war.
George Washington Carver:
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
Golda Meir:
At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.
Groucho Marx:
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Harry S Truman:
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Herbert Hoover:
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Hodding Carter:
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis:
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.
James Baldwin:
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James Baldwin:
For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
Jane Nelson:
Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?
Jill Bensley:
The most effective form of birth control I know is spending the day with my kids.
John Adams:
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
John J. Plomp:
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester:
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
Kahlil Gibran:
Your children are not your children. / They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Koran:
Wealth and children are the adornment of life.
Leo Rosten:
You can understand and relate to most people better if you look at them -- no matter how old or impressive they may be -- as if they are children. For most of us never really grow up or mature all that much -- we simply grow taller. O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.
Louis Pasteur:
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.
Lydia Maria Child:
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Marian Wright Edelman:
If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won't either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.
Marian Wright Edelman:
If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.
Marian Wright Edelman:
The old notion that children are the private property of parents dies very slowly. In reality, no parent raises a child alone. How many of us nice middle-class folk could make it without our mortgage reduction?
Marilyn French:
To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
Mark Twain:
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was, that they escaped teething.
Mark Twain - attributed in error:
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Maureen Hawkins:
Before you were conceived I wanted youBefore you were born I loved youBefore you were here an hour I would die for youThis is the miracle of life.
Michael Levine:
Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
P. J. O'Rourke:
You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
Pablo Picasso:
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pamela Glenconner:
Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them.Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them.Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him.Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it.
Pearl S. Buck:
I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
Rabbinical saying:
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Rachel Carson:
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel Carson:
If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Roger Lewin:
Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn:
The golf links lie so near the mill That almost every dayThe laboring children can look out And see the men at play. [from "Through the Needle's Eye," 1916]
Sidonie Gruenberg:
Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.
Sidonie Gruenberg:
To value his own good opinion, a child has to feel that he is a worthwhile person. He has to have confidence in himself as an individual.
St. Francis Xavier:
Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterward.
Theodore Hesburgh:
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Thich Nhat Hanh:
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
Thomas Moore:
Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.
Unknown:
- from the Institute for Stork Research and ScienceTwo different theories exist concerning the origin of children: the theory of Sexual reproduction, and the theory of the stork. Many people believe in the theory of sexual reproduction because they have been taught this theory at school. In reality, however, many of the world's leading scientists are in favor of the theory of the stork. If the theory of sexual reproduction is taught in schools, it must only be taught as a theory and not as the truth. Alternative theories, such as the theory of the stork, must also be taught.
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Some children's answers to church school questions - from the Church of England:
This entry continued ...Victoria Wagner:
A young child is, indeed, a true scientist, just one big question mark. What? Why? How? I never cease to marvel at the recurring miracle of growth, to be fascinated by the mystery and wonder of this brave enthusiasm.
William Shakespeare:
It is a wise father that knows his own child.

character quotes

Abigail Van Buren:
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Abraham Lincoln:
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Albert Einstein:
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Anne Frank:
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.
Benjamin Franklin:
There never was a good knife made of bad steel.
Cicero:
It is virtue, virtue, which both creates and preserves friendship. On it depends harmony of interest, permanence, fidelity.
Clarence Darrow:
With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in men, than any other association of men.
Eleanor Roosevelt:
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Faith Baldwin:
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.
Goethe:
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
H. Jackson Brown:
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece -- by thought, choice, courage, and determination.
Helen Keller:
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Henry David Thoreau:
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau:
How can we expect a harvest of thought who have not had a seedtime of character?
James A. Froude:
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Lillian Hellman:
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions, even though I long ago came to the conclusion that I was not a political person and could have no comfortable place in any political group. [Letter to the US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities, 1952]
Margaret Chase Smith:
Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
Mark Twain:
To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
Martin Luther King, Jr.:
I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream -- a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality.
Mohandas Gandhi:
The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.
Rabbi Zusya:
In the world to come, I shall not be asked, "Why were you not Moses?" I shall be asked, "Why were you not Zusya?"
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
It is the duty of men to judge men only by their actions. Our faculties furnish us with no means of arriving at the motive, the character, the secret self. We call the tree good from its fruits, and the man, from his works. (sermon, October 15, 1826)
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.
Robert Coles:
Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?
Sam Adams:
It is no dishonor to be in a minority in the cause of liberty and virtue.
Thomas Carlyle:
Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance.
Victor Frankl:
What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.
Woodrow Wilson:
If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.

chaos quotes

Anais Nin:
We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.
Bob Dylan:
I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.
James Yorke:
The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.
M. Scott Peck:
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
Nietzsche:
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
Richard Garriott:
Chaos and Order are not enemies, only opposites.

change/growth quotes

Abraham Lincoln:
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Alan Cohen:
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Albert Einstein:
Technological change is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Aldous Huxley:
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Alfred North Whitehead:
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
Alice Walker:
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alvin Toffler:
In describing today's accelerating changes, the media fire blips of unrelated information at us. Experts bury us under mountains of narrowly specialized monographs. Popular forecasters present lists of unrelated trends, without any model to show us their interconnections or the forces likely to reverse them. As a result, change itself comes to be seen as anarchic, even lunatic.
American proverb:
It doesn't work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.
Anais Nin:
We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.
Anais Nin:
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Anais Nin:
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anais Nin:
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Andy Warhol:
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Anne Frank:
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank:
Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this, it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn't know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong.
Arthur Schopenhauer:
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Audre Lorde :
The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never allow us to bring about genuine change.
Charles Darwin:
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles DuBois:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles Kettering:
If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman:
... while we flatter ourselves that things remain the same, they are changing under our very eyes from year to year, from day to day.
Edwin H. Friedman:
The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them. Even the choices words lose their power when they are used to overpower. Attitudes are the real figures of speech.
Eleanor Roosevelt:
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Emily Dickinson:
All but Death, can be Adjusted—Dynasties repaired—Systems—settled in their Sockets—Citadels—dissolved—
Wastes of Lives—resown with ColorsBy Succeeding Springs—Death—unto itself—Exception—Is exempt from Change—
Epictetus:
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
Eric Hoffer:
In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Felix Adler:
We cannot adopt the way of living that was satisfactory a hundred years ago. The world in which we live has changed, and we must change with it.
G. K. Chesterton:
All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.
General Eric Shinseki:
If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less. [Chief of Staff, U. S. Army]
Georg C. Lichtenberg:
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
George Bernard Shaw:
Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"frequently attributed to Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy, who used it in a speech which his brother, Edward F. (Teddy) Kennedy quoted at RFK's funeral.
George Will:
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
Gloria Steinem:
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
Gloria Steinem:
If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?
Harriet Lerner:
Although the connections are not always obvious, personal change is inseparable from social and political change.
Helen Keller:
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Henri Bergson:
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Henry David Thoreau:
Things do not change, we change.
Henry Steele Commager:
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Heraclitus:
You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. ca. 500 BCE
Heraclitus:
All is flux; nothing stays still.
Heraklietos of Ephesos:
Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.Knowledge is not intelligence.In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected.Change alone is unchanging.The same road goes both up and down.The beginning of a circle is also its end.Not I, but the world says it: all is one.And yet everything comes in season.
Irene Peter:
Just because everything is different doesn't mean that everything has changed.
Ivy Baker Priest:
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
James Baldwin:
For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
James Yorke:
The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.
John Dewey:
The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education ... (and) the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth. Now this idea cannot be applied to all the members of a society except where intercourse of man with man is mutual, and except where there is adequate provision for the reconstruction of social habits and institutions by means of wide stimulation arising from equitably distributed interests. And this means a democratic society.
John F. Kennedy:
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
Kalidasa:
Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!Look to this Day!For it is Life, the very Life of Life.In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence.The Bliss of Growth,The Glory of Action,The Splendor of Beauty;For Yesterday is but a Dream,And To-morrow is only a Vision;But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.Look well therefore to this Day!Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!
Katharine Butler Hathaway:
A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.
Kenneth Kaunda:
The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change.
Leo Tolstoy:
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
M. Scott Peck:
The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
M. Scott Peck:
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
Mairead Maguire:
\We frail humans are at one time capable of the greatest good and, at the same time, capable of the greatest evil. Change will only come about when each of us takes up the daily struggle ourselves to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace, we can change as those around us can change too.
Marcus Aurelius:
The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Margaret Mead:
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Maria Mitchell:
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
Marian Wright Edelman:
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marian Wright Edelman:
If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it You just do it one step at a time.
Marilyn Ferguson:
It's not so much that we're afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it's that place in between that we fear . . . . It's like being between trapezes. It's Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There's nothing to hold on to.
Mary Antin, 1912:
We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
Maxine Hong Kingston:
To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world -- that I am able to change it in positive ways.
Mitsugi Saotome:
If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.
Nancy Astor:
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
Nelson Mandela:
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Oliver Wendell Holmes:
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Ovid:
All things change; nothing perishes.
Pablo Picasso:
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Paulo Freire:
Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.
Pearl S. Buck:
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
Pearl S. Buck:
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
Pearl S. Buck:
I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.
Pearl S. Buck:
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Peter F. Drucker:
Society, community, family are all conserving institutions. They try to maintain stability, and to prevent, or at least to slow down, change. But the organization of the post-capitalist society of organizations is a destabilizer. Because its function is to put knowledge to work -- on tools, processes, and products; on work; on knowledge itself -- it must be organized for constant change.
Rachel Carson:
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Life is a progress, and not a station.
Robert F. Kennedy:
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Robert Frost:
Most of the change we think we see in lifeIs due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost:
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;And give us not to think so far awayAs the uncertain harvest; keep us hereAll simply in the springing of the year.
Stephen Sigmund:
Learn wisdom from the ways of a seedling. A seedling which is never hardened off through stressful situations will never become a strong productive plant.
Steven Foster:
You may wonder, 'How can I leave it all behind if I am just coming back to it? How can I make a new beginning if I simply return to the old?' The answer lies in the return. You will not come back to the 'same old thing.' What you return to has changed because you have changed. Your perceptions will be altered. You will not incorporate into the same body, status, or world you left behind. The river has been flowing while you were gone. Now it does not look like the same river. [The Book of the Vision Quest]
Thomas Jefferson:
I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.
Thomas Jefferson:
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
Thomas a Kempis:
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Tom Robbins:
The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. Still Life With Woodpecker
Tony Robbins:
If we habitually focus on how to improve things that are already great, can you see how this spirit can transform ourselves, our organizations, families and communities?
Tryon Edwards:
He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
Unknown:
In his later years Pablo Picasso was not allowed to roam an art gallery unattended, for he had previously been discovered in the act of trying to improve on one of his old masterpieces.
Unknown:
Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
Victor Frankl:
What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.
W.E.B. Du Bois:
The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.
Washington Irving:
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
William Shakespeare:
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Woodrow Wilson:
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

ceremony quotes

Poem of a Buddhist nun:
Only within burns the fire I kindle. My heart the altar. My heart the altar.
Sun Bear:
When humans participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space. Everything outside of that space shrivels in importance. Time takes on a different dimension. Emotions flow more freely. The bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life, and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. All is made new; everything becomes sacred.
T.S. Eliot:
Any religion...is for ever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit, though ritual and habit be essential to religion. Selected Essays, 1927
Thomas Love Peacock:
Names are changed more readily than doctrines, and doctrines more readily than ceremonies.

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