Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Mothers Day Quotes

  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.  ~John Wilmot Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.  ~Haim Ginott Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.  ~Lionel Kauffman Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.  ~Marilyn Penland Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.  ~Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it.  ~Jean Kerr There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.  ~Chinese Proverb Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.  ~Red Buttons If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.  ~Lawrence Housman Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.  ~William Makepeace Thackeray Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.  ~Sam Levenson The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.  ~John J. Plomp Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.  ~William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949 Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine.  You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star.  If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success.  ~Fran Lebowitz, "Parental Guidance," Social Studies, 1981 This heart, my own dear mother, bends, With love's true instinct, back to thee! ~Thomas Moore Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying.  (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.)  I don't know why parents don't do this more often.  Usually it makes the kid laugh.  Sometimes it sends him into shock.  Either way it quiets him down.  If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage.  Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time.  ~P.J. O'Rourke I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.  ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.  ~Dinah Craik Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  ~Albert Schweitzer You can always tell a real friend:  when

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