The moment a child is born, the mother is
also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the
mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a
child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around
- and why his parents will always wave back.
~William D. Tammeus
Always kiss your children goodnight - even
if they're already asleep.
~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million
dollars in the bank and no checkbook.
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
If you want your children to improve, let
them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
~Dr. Haim Ginott
Our children are not going to be just "our
children"-they are going to be other people’s husbands and wives and
the parents of our grandchildren.
~Dr. Mary S. Calderone
I have found the best way to give advice to
your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to
~Harry S Truman
Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give
yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my
only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby
When I bring you colored toys, my child, I understand why there
is such a play of colors on clouds, on water, and why flowers are
painted in tints
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
- Victor Hugo
The man who has confidence in himself gains
the confidence of others.
- Hasidic saying
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the
world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at
- Anna Quindlen
The more people have studied different methods of bringing up
children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good
mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies
is the best after all
- Benjamin Spock
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the
table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.
- John Hay
Old age is like everything else. To make a
success of it, you've got to start young.
- Fred Astaire
Mountains cannot be surmounted except by
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When one door of happiness closes, another
opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not
see the one which has opened for us
- Helen Keller
Cherish all your happy moments: they make a
fine cushion for old age.
- Christopher Morley
Happiness is when what you think, what you
say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Mahatma Gandhi
A heart is not judged by how much you love,
but by how much you are loved by others.
- The Wizard to the Tin Man
Be curious always! For knowledge will not
acquire you: you must acquire it.
- Sudie Back
People who matter are most aware that
everyone else does, too.
- Malcolm Forbes
We must believe in luck. For how else can
we explain the success of those we don't like?
- Jean Cocteau
One who knows how to show and to accept
kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
I know God promises not to give me more
than I can handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa
This is certain, that a man that studieth
revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do
- Sir Francis Bacon
The days are too short even for love; how
can there be enough time for quarreling?
- Margaret Gatty
Forgiveness does not change the past, but
it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese
It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him
realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine
- Marcus Valerius Martial
If you are losing a tug-of-war with a
tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always
buy a new rope.
- Max Gunther
Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new
one holds water.
- Swedish Proverb
If the world is cold make it your business to build fires.
- Horace Traubel
The kind of man who thinks that helping
with the dishes is beneath him will also think that helping with the
baby is beneath him, and then he certainly is not going to be a very
- Eleanor Roosevelt