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Family Quotes of the Month

Sometimes a simple quote is more powerful than a 3 page article!

Enjoy the quotes I have compiled here.  Some of them are insightful, some funny, and some downright aggravating!

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. ~Shinichi Suzuki

If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.
~Les Giblin

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

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 do it.
~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
--Rabindranath Tagore

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 all.
- 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 winding paths.
- 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.
- Sophocles

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 well.
- 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.

- Unknown

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
- 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 successful father
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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