A Quote by Genghis Khan on cities, daughters, driving, enemies, happiness, love, tears, and wives

The Greatest Happiness is to scatter your enemy and drive him before you. To see his cities reduced to ashes. To see those who love him shrouded and in tears. And to gather to your bosom his wives and daughters.

Genghis Khan (1162 - 1227)

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A Quote by Euripides on daughters and fatherhood

To a father waxing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.

Euripides (c. 485 - 406 BC)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Emmeline B. Wells on daughters, feeling, love, and motherhood

None but mothers know each other's feelings when we give up our daughters whom we love and cherish so tenderly to the mercies of a man, and perhaps even a stranger.

Emmeline B. Wells

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A Quote by Elmina S. Taylor on confidence, daughters, faith, and motherhood

Mothers, look after your daughters, keep them near you, keep their confidence - that they may be true and faithful.

Elmina S. Taylor

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on children, daughters, day, garden, god, kindness, parenthood, understanding, water, wedding, and world

Covenant Water runs from a spout below my open window. A February sun thaws what's left of Thursday's storm. It is a day of whites and blues: a squint-eyed day, a hold-still, breathe-deep day. When God made the world and put Adam and Eve in the garden of greens and orchids and grapes, part of Him longed for the day when they would discover winter. When it snows in the South, parents wake their children, even at three in the morning to see flakes like goose feathers, to feel them tingling on their eyelids. Children can't begin to understand what is given them, what it costs, that the cost doesn't matter. Dear God, don't let me take this day for granted. White edges every fence. Each roof is an untouched field. The honey locust offers clumps of snow like winter fruit left unpicked in its limbs. The ponderosa spreads voluminous petticoats out to dry. Light refracts, splinters across the snow like sequins scattered and hand-sewn on my daughter's wedding veil. It is a day for making vows, the kind you tell no one, the kind you keep.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: Encore, 1998

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on daughters, day, god, laughter, learning, love, past, religion, sons, teachers, teaching, and water

Whenever It Rains Fräulein Dr. Sauter, our religion teacher, wore hand-knit underwear. Couldn't buy any--she was as big as Noah's Ark. Whenever it rains, I think of her. She loved that story. Wanted to sail away, 'cupped in God's hands.' She'd clasp hers, rocking them back and forth like a boat in steep waves. We dropped our pencil boxes to peek up her skirt, past wide-spread knees, to view thighs encased in 'knit-one, purl-one'. We'd learned to knit socks that year. It took four needles. She must have needed eight, no, sixteen. While teaching, she sat on two chairs, one for each haunch. One day, a chair broke. Dr. Sauter hit the floor like a hippopotamus heading for water. No way could she get up. With side-gripping laughter, we had to fetch the Herr Direktor to help us hoist her to her feet. We pictured old Noah with all his sons and daughters pushing, pulling some big mammoth aboard the ark. The next day she told us why she loved that story. Noah, she said, ignored the laughter.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: I have learned five things, 1995 winner, Nat’l Fed’n StatePoetry Societies’ manuscript comp

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A Quote by Edward Young on astronomy and daughters

Devotion! daughter of astronomy! An undevout astronomer is mad.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night ix. 1. Line 769.

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on art, automobiles, daughters, dreams, heart, love, poets, science, and time

Sonnet: To Science Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art! Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes. Why preyest thou thus upon the poet's heart, Vulture, whose wings are dull realities? How should he love thee? or how deem thee wise? Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering To seek for treasure in the jewelled skies, Albeit he soared with an undaunted wing? Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car? And driven the Hamadryad from the wood To seek a shelter in some happier star? Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood, The Elfin from the green grass, and from me The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Sonnet: To Science

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on admiration, books, daughters, destruction, family, health, honor, immortality, influence, mankind, motherhood, painting, sons, soul, and world

The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after painting shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Clementine Paddleford on daughters

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.

Clementine Paddleford

Source: quoting advice from her mother

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