A Quote by unknown on advice, appreciation, books, children, clothes, criticism, decisions, feeling, good, interest, justice, life, listening, mistakes, nature, needs, parenthood, practice, sarcasm, teenage, time, and understanding

When parents make a practice of hurting and humiliating their children, they do permanent damage. There is a big difference between describing what you don't like or don't stand for, to a child, and your resulting to name-calling, sarcasm, and cutting remarks. Try to avoid criticism and advice about appearances and clothes. Don't say "just do as we say." Take time to listen, consider, and explain your feelings, let them decide on miner issues. Take a reasonable interest in your child's life, but you don't need to know every detail. Remember, teen-agers can't help being oversensitive to everything. Nature biologically causes a teen-ager to cast out the parents. Don't take it so hard. Appreciate their need to grow up and look outward. Don't be too shattered when all of the sudden you aren't as important any more. Get good books on teen-agers, read them, they will help you understand and may help you from making huge mistakes. When you understand where they are and they understand where you are you can meet a common ground.


Source: Gesell Institute. Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Tyler Powell on belief, books, choice, contentment, conversation, culture, decisions, good, justice, life, people, reflection, society, and understanding

I can't believe I'm having this conversation . . . With you! You've probably never read a book in your life that wasn't written by John Grisham. You don't get it. People like you are so content to write-off English. English just isn't about analysing stories - if it was, I wouldn't be like this. Stories, novels, whatever . . . reflect something about the writer . . . and the culture . . . and the society that it came from. It's a mirror - a mirror to ourselves. And when we do it right, when we just get it, we know something about ourselves. English is an understanding of the self. If we can see ourselves clearly, we know the right decision to make. And if you don't know who you are and make the wrong choices, what good is it if you can make two-hundred and fifty thousand?

Tyler Powell

Source: The Open Door

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on books, criticism, emotion, and work

We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of criticism.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on books, company, death, life, and power

We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Truman Capote on books, children, and justice

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.

Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)

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A Quote by Toni Morrison on books


If there's a book you want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.

Toni Morrison (1931 -)

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A Quote by Tom Hanks on books, cinema, fame, and life

"Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get." Number Six in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. -The Guinness Book of Film

Tom Hanks (1956 -)

Source: Forrest Gump, 1994.

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on books and business

If the 1st Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Unanimous opinion, guarantees right to have at home material, obscene if in public, 7 Apr 69

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on books, god, good, history, independence, lies, men, and words

And no less preeminent a champion of American independence than Thomas Paine had the following words of reproach for the Good Book: "As to the book called the Bible, it is blasphemy to call it the Word of God. It is a book of lies and contradictions, and a history of bad times and bad men. There are but a few good characters in the whole book."

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Letter to William Duane, April 23, 1806

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on america, books, crime, and sales

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry, too.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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