A Quote by Philippe Pinel on decisions, giving, husbands, parenthood, and reason

I cannot here avoid giving my most decided sufferage in favour of the moral qualities of maniacs. I have no where met, excepting in romances, with fonder husbands, more affectionate parents, more impassioned . . . than in the lunatic asylum, during their intervals of calmness and reason.

Philippe Pinel (1745 - 1826)

Source: 'Treatise on Insanity' 1801

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A Quote by Peggy Noonan on children, death, education, giving, love, parenthood, pollution, schools, sons, vengeance, vision, and world

We adults forget what we do to children's imaginations when we go through one of our national seizures on an issue. A dozen years ago, Hollywood fell in love with the environmental issue and put enviro messages in all their shows. The messages made their way into the funnies and magazines, and parents went to school officials and said, "We'd like our children to be better educated on environmental concerns." The schools came through with a vengeance. Now I have a little son who thinks he's going to die from pollution. We do not educate our children; we traumatize them. We are not giving them a vision of a better world; we are giving them nightmares.

Peggy Noonan

Source: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (Random House}

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on bravery, country, fear, friendship, giving, god, guilt, heaven, justice, nations, nature, power, time, and weakness

. . . I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us! . . . Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. . . . Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave . . . . . . Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: Speech before the Virginia House of Burgesses

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A Quote by P. K. Thomajan on animals, giving, heroism, impossibility, life, losing, people, praise, punishment, and revenge

PEOPLE They range from animals to gods. They pray for you and they prey on you. They are bears for punishment and brutes for revenge. They want to be Everyone, Everywhere, Everything. Their restlessness fills them with wanderings and spurs them into wanderings. They are creatures of moods and modes. They try to look different, but deep down underneath they are all alike. They are hero-worshippers and idol-destroyers. They are quick to take sides and quick to swing from side to side. They like individuals who can appraise and praise them. People must be taken as they are and still they want to be taken as they aren't. They have their ways and want to get away with them. They cry for the moon and wail for a place in the sun. They are happiest in the hurly-burly, giving and taking, making and losing, to the tune of a hurdygurdy. They try everything once and seldom stop to think twice. But they are blessed with nine lives and often strike twelve at eleventh hours. With people all things are possible; without them, all things are impossible. They must forever be felt and dealt with. To lose contact with them is to lose contact with life.

P. K. Thomajan

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on genius and giving

Genius is an infinite capacity for giving pains.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on generosity, giving, and order

We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on action and giving

The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on children, giving, happiness, inventions, and parenthood

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on absence, advice, attitude, church, circumstances, correction, facts, family, fear, force, friendship, giving, heart, leadership, listening, losing, love, past, pride, resentment, solution, and truth

In moments of truth, when meekness matters, other forces, including pride, flow into the chemistry of that moment. Take, for instance, the matter of receiving correct counsel, whether given by a spouse, a family member, a friend, or a Church leader. Often the counsel, even when spoken in love, is resisted by the recipient who - chained by pride - focuses instead upon the imperfections of the person giving the counsel. In another situation, the recipient may have much pride in the position he or she has already taken and refuse to deny himself or herself the continuation of that conduct, lifestyle, or attitude, which denial is at the heart of the solution. However, those who fear losing face cannot have His image in their countenances. In yet another circumstance, the recipient may, instead of listening to the counsel given, be nursing some past grievance upon which he or she would prefer to focus rather than the real issue at hand. Neither advice-giver nor circumstances can be perfect. Absent mutual meekness, the counsel given may not only go unheeded, but, in fact, may even be resented. Italics added.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Meek and Lowly, p. 57., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on blindness, brothers, charity, deed, giving, virtue, and water

Your smiling in your brother's face is charity; an exhortation of your fellow man to virtuous deeds is equal to almsgiving, your putting a wanderer in the right road is charity, your assisting the blind is charity; your removing stones and thorns and other obstructions from the road is charity; your giving water to the thirsty is charity.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Koran

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