family

A Quote by David Popenoe on family, heart, home, lies, parenthood, and problems

The American family is not simply changing; it is getting weaker. . . . Family decline drives some of our most urgent social problems. . . . The heart of the family problem lies in the steady breakup of the two-parent home.

David Popenoe

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 14, 1993

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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 David Oman McKay on death, divinity, eternity, family, inspiration, and possessions

The dearest possession a man has is his family. In the divine assurance that family ties may transcend the boundaries of death, and may continue throughout endless ages of eternity, I find supreme consolation and inspiration.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by David L. Edwards on change, children, christianity, church, family, god, kiss, life, mankind, men, truth, unity, and world

Paul Tillich can show us that the unity which we seek as Christians must involve our denominations in changes even greater than those which many of us now expect. His insistence on taking seriously the gropings of all men for the truth about their lives must be allowed to remind the ecumenical movement that the word oikoumene is Greek not for "the Church" but for "the whole inhabited world". The ecumenical movement is more than Christian patriarchs kissing. Christian unity means the unity of mankind in finding and obeying God. Tillich can teach us that the Church must not shut its door to celebrate a family reunion while a single child of God remains outside.

David L. Edwards

Source: "A New Stirring in English Christianity"

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on family, feeling, happiness, and suffering

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.

Dalai Lama

Source: Tibetan Lamaism. Regarded as vice-regent of the Buddha & the reincarnation of the previous Lama.

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A Quote by Confucius on behavior, family, feeling, guests, home, people, and sacrifice

Behave when away from home as though you were in the presence of an honored guest. Employ the people as though you were assisting at an important sacrifice. Do not do to others what you would not like yourself. Then there will be no feelings of opposition to you, whether it is the affairs of a state that you are handling or the affairs of a family.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Cleveland Amory on family and good

A "good" family, it seems, is one that used to be better.

Cleveland Amory (1917 -)

Source: Who Killed Society?,1960.

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A Quote by Clarence Francis on belief, business, clarity, family, nations, problems, relationships, and world

I sincerely believe that the word "relationships" is the key to the prospect of a decent world. It seems abundantly clear that every problem you will have - in your family, in your business, in our nation, or in this world - is essentially a matter of relationships, of interdependence.

Clarence Francis

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A Quote by Chief Seattle on body, brothers, family, and horses

. . . the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadows, the body heat of the pony and man - all belong to the same family. . . . The White Man must treat the beasts of this land as his brothers.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

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A Quote by Chief Seattle on children, earth, family, and life

This we know. . . the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected, like the blood which connects one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life - he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

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