A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on family, home, and life

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Tao Te Ching on conflict, control, family, generosity, life, simplicity, present, thinking, and work

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Steven Willson on children, family, friendship, learning, mistakes, and pleasure

Gardening can be a compelling cooperative activity. Your best harvest may be the pleasure you get from working with family and friends. There's never a shortage of things to do, no limit to the lessons that can be learned, especially for children, and there's always plenty of credit to go around, even for the mistakes.

Steven Willson

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A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on advertising, authors, books, christianity, confidence, criticism, direction, effort, family, good, hunger, life, mind, optimism, peace, propaganda, religion, success, thinking, and time

Some time ago a member of my family sent to me a critical article written by Mr. Edmund Fuller in a publication called Saturday Review. The criticism of the writer is directed against the effort made to satisfy what the author designates as "general religious hunger," with books, articles, and public appearances of nationally advertised individuals, carrying on a propaganda for what is characterized as (these are quotes) "the good life," "peace of mind," "positive thinking," and "successful" or "confident living." What the author objects to most strenuously is not so much that propaganda should be issued for the optimism of "peace of mind" and "positive thinking," but that this psychological optimism should be held out in any form as an interpretation of or a substitute for the real Christian religion.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

Source: Ensign, November 1958, Pg.5

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on family, life, and people

Broad-streeted Richmond . . . The trees in the streets are old trees used to living with people, Family trees that remember your grandfather's name.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: John Brown's Body, 1928

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on ancestry, atoms, family, and pride

I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

Source: The Mikado

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on family and wives

Steel True, Blade Straight *In 1955, Doyle's family sold Windlesham, which was turned into a hotel. The bodies of Conan Doyle and his wife, Jean, were moved to a grave at Minstead Churchyard, Hampshire.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Windlesham Estate*; Crowborough, Sussex, England

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A Quote by Ruby Manikan on education, family, and women

If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.

Ruby Manikan

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on family, friendship, honesty, and kindness

To be honest, to be kind - To earn a little and to spend a little less, to make upon the whole a family happier for his presence, to renounce when that shall be necessary and not be embittered, to keep a few friends, but these without capitulation - above all, on the same grim condition, to keep friends with himself - here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: A Christmas Sermon

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A Quote by Robert J. Havighurst on change, control, family, happiness, kindness, life, and money

Family life is the source of the greatest human happiness. This happiness is the simplest and least costly kind, and it cannot be purchased with money. But it can be increased if we do two things: if we recognize and uphold the essential values of family life and if we get and keep control of the process of social change so as to make it give us what is needed to make family life perform its essential functions.

Robert J. Havighurst

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