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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on adoption, destiny, education, family, future, preparation, presidency, questions, society, spirituality, teachers, and truth

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May, 1895, at Madanapalle, a small village in south India. Soon after moving to Madras with his family in 1909, Krishnamurti was adopted by Mrs. Annie Besant, President of the Theosophical Society. She was convinced that he was to become a great spiritual teacher. Three years later she took him to England to be educated in preparation for his future role. An organization was set up to promote this role. In 1929, after many years of questioning himself and the destiny imposed upon him, Krishnamurti disbanded this organisation, turning away all followers saying: Truth is a pathless land. . . .

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Background & brief history

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A Quote by Ivy Baker Priest on careers, design, family, life, problems, and women

Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill, each different in design. . . . Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other.

Ivy Baker Priest (1905 - 1975)

Source: Green Grows Ivy, 1958.

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on agreement, birds, children, family, and shame

Birds in their little nests agree; And 'tis a shameful sight When children of one family Fall out, and chide, and fight.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

Source: Song xvii.

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A Quote by Hugh W. Pinnock on anticipation, automobiles, criticism, day, family, fatherhood, learning, observation, parenthood, time, and understanding

One day when I was seventeen years old, I was washing the family car in anticipation of going on a date that evening. My father came out of the house to observe what I was doing. He criticized me to the extent that I felt as if I was doing nothing right. Finally I said something like, "Dad, get off my case. Don't you understand this is the first time I have ever been a teenager?" He looked at me and said, "Pal, don't you know this is the first time I have ever been a father?" I grew wiser that day because I realized we all are learning together within a family. We cannot expect our parents to be perfect any more than we can expect ourselves to be all that we hoped to be.

Hugh W. Pinnock (1934 - 2000)

Source: Ensign November 1993, Your Personal Checklist . . . © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. on earth, family, kindness, life, and organize

As we begin to comprehend that the earth itself is a kind of manned spaceship hurtling through the infinity of space - it will seem increasingly absurd that we have not better organized the life of the human family.

Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 - 1978)

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A Quote by Howard W. Hintz. DD on brothers, clarity, community, direction, family, goodwill, honesty, individuality, integrity, intelligence, nations, progress, sincerity, spirit, thinking, tolerance, understanding, and world

If we want more brotherhood and goodwill, more intelligence, more clear thinking, more honesty and sincerity, more tolerance and human understanding we must concentrate upon cultivating these qualities within ourselves. There is a natural progression in social advancement from the individual spirit to the family, to the community, to the nation and to the world at large. The line of progress can move in no other direction. There is no substitute for personal integrity.

Howard W. Hintz. DD

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A Quote by Horace Bushnell on family, friendship, god, guidance, and home

A house without a roof would scarcely be a more different home, than a family unsheltered by God's friendship, and the sense of being always rested in His providential care and guidance.

Horace Bushnell (1802 - 1876)

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A Quote by Henry Ford II on cooperation, family, good, nations, people, society, spirit, and welfare

No society of nations, no people within a nation, no family can benefit through mutual aid unless good will exceeds ill will; unless the spirit of cooperation surpasses antagonism; unless we all see and act as though the other man's welfare determines our own welfare.

Henry Ford II (1917 -)

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on family, idealism, life, and relationships

The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. . . . A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: Little Essays of Love and Virtue, 1922, ch. 1

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on accidents, change, fame, family, fear, immortality, mortality, needs, posterity, and truth

In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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