A Quote by Jennifer Kaylin on daughters, motherhood, and respect

The equilibrium that each mother-daughter pair finds will be as different as their personalities. Some will never be comfortable as buddies, no matter how much they respect each other.

Jennifer Kaylin

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on age, company, control, crisis, daughters, disaster, employees, friendship, life, money, motherhood, plants, spontaneity, time, and water

Thomas Edison devoted ten years and all of his money to developing the nickel-alkaline storage battery at a time when he was almost penniless. . . . One night the terrifying cry of fire echoed through the film plant. Spontaneous combustion had ignited some chemicals. Within moments all of the packing compounds, celluloids for records, file, and other flammable goods had gone up with a whoosh. Fire companies from eight towns arrive, but the heat was so intense and the water pressure so low that the fire hoses had no effect. Edison was 67 years old - no age to begin anew. His daughter was frantic, wondering if he were safe, if his spirits were broken, how he would handle a crisis such as this at his age. She saw him running toward her. He spoke first. He said, "Where's your mother? Go get her. Tell her to get her friends. They'll never see another fire like this as long as they live." At 5:30 the next morning with the fire barely under control, he called his employees together and announced, "We're rebuilding." Then, almost as an afterthought, he added, "Oh, by the way, anybody know where we can get some money?" Virtually everything we now recognize as a Thomas Edison contribution in our lives came after that disaster.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

Source: New Era Magazine, October 1980, p. 10. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Jayne B. Malin on challenge, confidence, daughters, god, heart, knowledge, life, and peace

You are daughters of God. If each one of you could only have a sure knowledge of this for yourself, you would have a sweet peace in your heart and confidence to meet any challenges life may bring.

Jayne B. Malin

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A Quote by J. B. Ferrarius on boredom, country, and daughters

The three daughters of Hesperus, the Hesperides, fled to Italy from Africa. Aegle took her citrons to the country near Lake Garda, Arethusa bore her lemons to Liguria, and Hesperthusa sowed seed of oranges in the Campania Felix.

J. B. Ferrarius

Source: A fable

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A Quote by Ian Mueller on achievement, daughters, fatherhood, politics, and women

About Hypatia Mueller: In an era in which the domain of intellect and politics were almost exclusively male, Theon [her father] was an unusually liberated person who taught an unusually gifted daughter and encouraged her to achieve things that, as far as we know, no woman before her did or perhaps even dreamed of doing.

Ian Mueller

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on america, cities, corruption, country, daughters, equality, facts, fighting, honesty, honor, idealism, justice, liberty, lies, life, politics, power, sons, work, and worth

There is a life that is worth living now as it was worth living in the former days, and that is the honest life, the useful life, the unselfish life, cleansed by devotion to an ideal. There is a battle worth fighting now as it was worth fighting then, and that is the battle for justice and equality: to make our city and our state free in fact as well as in name; to break the rings that strangle real liberty, and to keep them broken; to cleanse, so far as in our power lies, the fountains of our national life from political, commercial, and social corruption; to teach our sons and daughters, by precept and example, the honor of serving such a country as America. That is work worthy of the finest manhood and womanhood.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Hadley Read on communism, daughters, democracy, earth, fatherhood, labor, management, motherhood, and sons

We have developed communications systems to permit man on earth to talk with man on the moon. Yet mother often cannot talk with daughter, father to son, black to white, labor with management or democracy with communism.

Hadley Read

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A Quote by Guy Lombardo on age, books, daughters, teenage, and wishes

Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half - especially if he has a teen-age daughter.

Guy Lombardo (1902 - 1977)

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A Quote by Gnaeus Naevius on daughters, heart, and sister

You nine daughters of Jupiter, sisters of one heart. -Novem Iovis concordes filiae sorores

Gnaeus Naevius

Source: Bellum Poenicum, I.1

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A Quote by George Herbert on daughters and sons

Marry your son when you will: your daughter when you can.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.

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