parenthood

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on books, life, lovers, parenthood, and passion

There are books . . . which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate experiences, so medicinal, so stringent, so revolutionary, so authoritative.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on children, parenthood, past, and worship

Is the parent better than the child into whom he has cast his ripened being? Whence, then, this worship of the past?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on character, children, desires, fortune, love, parenthood, and self-love

A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by R. Hill on children, heart, life, parenthood, strength, and time

Life is but one continual course of instruction. The hand of the parent writes on the heart of the child the first faint characters which time deepens into strength so that nothing can efface them.

R. Hill

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A Quote by Quentin Crisp on conformity, parenthood, problems, and time

The young always have the same problem--how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.

Quentin Crisp (1908 -)

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A Quote by Plato on discontent, indolence, luxury, parenthood, poverty, and wealth

Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Phyllis McGinley on camping and parenthood

Meek-eyed parents hasten down the ramps To greet their offspring, terrible from camps.

Phyllis McGinley (1905 - 1978)

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A Quote by Phyllis McGinley on bravery, courage, god, motherhood, nature, needs, parenthood, patience, praise, soul, and tolerance

God knows that a mother needs fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul. But because I happen to be a parent of almost fiercely maternal nature, I praise casualness. It seems to me the rarest of virtues.

Phyllis McGinley (1905 - 1978)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on children, christianity, duty, love, parenthood, and truth

Christianity knows no truth which is not the child of love and the parent of duty.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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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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