A Quote by unknown on automobiles, giving, government, money, power, and teenage

Giving power and money to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.


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A Quote by unknown on advice, appreciation, books, children, clothes, criticism, decisions, feeling, good, interest, justice, life, listening, mistakes, nature, needs, parenthood, practice, sarcasm, teenage, time, and understanding

When parents make a practice of hurting and humiliating their children, they do permanent damage. There is a big difference between describing what you don't like or don't stand for, to a child, and your resulting to name-calling, sarcasm, and cutting remarks. Try to avoid criticism and advice about appearances and clothes. Don't say "just do as we say." Take time to listen, consider, and explain your feelings, let them decide on miner issues. Take a reasonable interest in your child's life, but you don't need to know every detail. Remember, teen-agers can't help being oversensitive to everything. Nature biologically causes a teen-ager to cast out the parents. Don't take it so hard. Appreciate their need to grow up and look outward. Don't be too shattered when all of the sudden you aren't as important any more. Get good books on teen-agers, read them, they will help you understand and may help you from making huge mistakes. When you understand where they are and they understand where you are you can meet a common ground.


Source: Gesell Institute. Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on acceptance, dreams, idealism, learning, love, teenage, and truth

My Teen Years (And all the years thereafter.) It's not enough to have a dream Unless I'm willing to pursue it- It's not enough to know what's right Unless I'm strong enough to do it- It's not enough to join the crowd, To be acknowledged and accepted- I must be true to my ideals, Even if I'm excluded and rejected- It's not enough to learn the truth Unless I also learn to live it- It's not enough to reach for love Unless I care enough to give it.


Source: Suki Weichers

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A Quote by Tom Wolfe on driving, feeling, life, and teenage

The Life-that feeling-The Life-the late 1940s early 1950s American Teenage Drive-In Life.

Tom Wolfe (1931 -)

Source: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, 1968, ch 4.

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on automobiles, giving, government, money, power, and teenage

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on accidents, automobiles, consequences, defense, driving, fatherhood, gifts, god, mercy, mortality, pain, parenthood, principles, sons, suffering, teenage, and time

Some mistakenly misread the mercy and graciousness of God. For instance, some partial believers are always scolding God, or disregarding Him, because of the observable and lamentable consequences of our misuse of God's gift to us of moral agency. It is as if a teenage son, given his first car, promptly had an accident with resulting pain, suffering, and expense, and the errant son then railed at his father for permitting the suffering resulting from the son's misuse of the gift of the automobile. Granted, in defense of the analogy, mortal parents ought not to give youngsters automobiles too soon, and then only when they have provided wise counsel, driver training, and so on. But there still comes a time when, if they are ever to drive alone, trained teenagers must be left alone at the wheel. The principle is the same with us in the second estate.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.20-21, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Guy Lombardo on age, books, daughters, teenage, and wishes

Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half - especially if he has a teen-age daughter.

Guy Lombardo (1902 - 1977)

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on devil, discontent, divorce, family, pride, problems, rebellion, teenage, and women

One of Satan's greatest tools is pride: to cause a man or a woman to center so much attention on self that he or she becomes insensitive to his Creator or fellow beings. It is a cause for discontent, divorce, teenage rebellion, family indebtedness, and most other problems we face.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Conference Report, April 1979, Ensign May 1979

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A Quote by Daniel Goldman on chance, children, crisis, disease, drugs, giving, life, logic, needs, pregnancy, problems, skill, teenage, trouble, and violence

Over the last decade or so 'wars' have been proclaimed, in turn, on teen pregnancy, dropping out, drugs, and most recently violence. The trouble with such campaigns, though, is that they come too late, after the targeted problem has reached epidemic proportions and taken firm root in the lives of the young. They are crisis intervention, the equivalent of solving a problem by sending an ambulance to the rescue rather than giving an inoculation that would ward off the disease in the first place. Instead of more such 'wars,' what we need is to follow the logic of prevention, offering our children the skills for facing life that will increase their chances of avoiding any and all of these fates.

Daniel Goldman

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A Quote by Boyd K. Packer on christ, god, jesus, losing, men, sons, struggle, teenage, and women

God bless you young women and young men who struggle through the worrisome teenage years. Some of you may not yet have found yourselves, but you are not lost, for Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, our Savior and Redeemer.

Boyd K. Packer (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1989, p. 59., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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