Thoughtful Quotes page 138

Academic standards mean little. If you have failed to teach your child how to love and respect you have failed as a parent.
Ray Pemberton
A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started. He is going to sit where you are sitting and, when you are gone, attend to those things which you think are important. You may adopt all the policies you please, but how they will be carried out depends on him. He will assume control of you cities, states and nations. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities and corporations. All your books are going to be judged, praised or condemned by him. The fate of humanity is in his hands. So it might be well to pay him some attention.
Unknown
Michelangelo said the best way to judge the essential elements of a sculpture is to throw it down a hill and the unimportant pieces will breake away. Sometimes life is like that. It tosses us down a hill. But when we reach the bottom and only the important things are left, that's when our vision clears. That's when we hold on tight to what we know, while hope stirs inside us. It's all a matter of perspective.
Everwood
Sharpening the ax will not delay the work of cutting the wood.
Chinese proverb
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change in form without being disappointed by the change. For happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
Many people behave, when bereaved or disappointed in love, not in the least as they would if they had never read about the similar experiences of heroes and heroines. In fact much of their melancholy is pure "literary grief" and could be blown away by a little ruthless self-examination.
Elizabeth Cross
The sunset is the promise of the sunrise. The darkness is the promise of the dawn. The winter is the promise of the springtime. The hilltop of the road that rambles on. The longing is the promise of fulfillment. The dream the promise of its coming true. The planting is the promise of the harvest, the old the promise of the certain new. The reaching is the promise of the grasping. The need is promise of its own supply. The plodding is the promise of arrival, and patience finds its answer by and by. Promises made in words may break and fail us. Promises written down may not endure. But promises recorded in the silence that dwells in life's reality are sure.
Clarence E Flynn
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
John Lennon
Things I've learned after it was too late: "A whole stack of memories will never equal one little hope."
Peanuts
The best and most beautiful things can not be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller
The last time of anything has the poignancy of death itself. This that I see now, she thought, to see no more this way. Oh, the last time how clearly you see everything; as though a magnifying light had been turned on it. And you grieve because you hadn't held it tighter when you had it every day. What had Granma Mary Rommely said? 'To look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.'
'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' Betty Smith
Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
Clive Barnes
To find a friend one must close one eye - to keep him, two.
Norman Douglas
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Thomas Jefferson
If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein
I never believed in the 'two people as one' theory of marriage. I believe in two separate people committed to the faults and weaknesses of the other, bonded by trust and tolerance, forged with the respect of the other persons life and space. That's a harder thing to accomplish, and in my mind a much more precious one.
Eric J. Werrlein
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Abraham Lincoln
The cruel truth is that the saying, 'Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion,' is a comfortable delusion.
John Alejandro King - 'Real Men Don't Get Published'
Who knoweth the mysteries of the will - for it can triumph even against the angels.
DH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover

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