A Quote by Ellen Goodman on celebrity, children, conformity, culture, expectation, justice, neighbors, parenthood, responsibility, success, support, teachers, time, and violence

Americans once expected parents to raise their children in accordance with the dominant cultural messages. Today they are expected to raise their children in opposition to them. Once the chorus of cultural values was full of ministers, teachers, neighbors, leaders. They demanded more conformity, but offered more support. Now the messengers are violent cartoon characters, rappers and celebrities selling sneakers. Parents are considered "responsible" only if they are successful in their resistance. That's what makes child-raising harder. It's not just that American families have less time with their kids; it's that we have to spend more of this time doing battle with our own culture.

Ellen Goodman

Source: Boston Globe

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A Quote by Ebenezer Elliott on angels, children, day, despair, fame, god, heart, laws, men, mercy, nations, people, poetry, and support

Written in support of abolishing the Corn Laws, it became Elliott's most famous poem. The Peoples Anthem When wilt thou save the people Oh, God of mercy! When? Not kings and lords, but nations! Not thrones and crowns, but men! Flowers of thy heart, of God they are. Let them not pass like weeds, away Their heritage a sunless day! God save the people! When wilt thou save the people? Oh, God of mercy! When? The people Lord the people! Not thrones and crowns, but men! God save the people! Thine they are, Thy children, as thy angels fair, Save them from bondage and despair. God save the people!

Ebenezer Elliott (1781 - 1849)

Source: Poetical Works. The People’s Anthem

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on action, defeat, guidance, peace, support, truth, and unity

Through unity of action we can be a veritable colossus in support of peace. No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves. Every one of us must be guided by this truth.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on manners, needs, and support

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Behaviour.

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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on affliction, direction, experience, fatherhood, learning, obedience, perfection, strength, suffering, and support

We learn obedience, as the Savior did, by the things which we suffer. . . . Sometime in the eternities to come, we will see that our trials were calculated to cause us to turn to our Heavenly Father for strength and support. Any affliction or suffering we are called upon to bear may be directed to give us experience, refinement, and perfection.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

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A Quote by David Mallet on despair, fear, soul, support, and uncertainty

Uncertainty! fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee.

David Mallet (1705 - 1765)

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A Quote by Cleveland Amory on challenge, husbands, opera, support, and understanding

Opera is like a husband with a foreign title: expensive to support, hard to understand, and therefore a supreme social challenge.

Cleveland Amory (1917 -)

Source: NBC TV, 6 April 1960.

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on destruction, force, individuality, liberty, men, organize, reason, and support

If every person has the right to defend - even by force - his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force - for the same reason - cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on friendship, love, nature, solitude, and support

Nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Bill Sangster on engineering, statistics, and support

Statistics in the hands of an engineer are like a lamppost to a drunk - they're used more for support than illumination.

Bill Sangster

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