“Be inspired by great men lives through their famous passages”

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

8/30/2009

God’s Love Letter For All Of Us

God’s Love Letter For All Of Us

My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. - Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up. – Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. - Matthew 10:29-34
For you were made in my image. - Genesis 1:27

In Me you live and move and have your being.
– Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring. – Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived. – Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation. – Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. - Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your births and where you would live. – Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm -139:14
I knit you together in your mother’s womb. – Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born. – Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me.
– John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. – 1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. – 1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. - 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
- Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father. – Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. – James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. – Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
- Jeremiah 29:11
I will never stop doing good to you. - Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession. - Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. – Jeremiah 31:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things. - Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me.
– Deuteronomy 4:29
For I am your greatest encourager. – 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. – Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. – Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes.
– Revelation 21:3-4
And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. – Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. - John 17:23
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. – Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. – 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. – 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. – 1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I love that I might gain your love. – Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me.
– 1 john 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. – Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. – Luke 15:7
I have always been Father, and will always be Father. – Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is… Will you be my child?
– John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you.
– Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad.

Almighty God

How To Become A Lifelong Learner

Start with your attitude.
Lifelong learning begins with a heart that desires change, wisdom, and application.

“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

Ask questions.
Learners ask good questions. They possess an insatiable curiosity - a longing to know, discover, inquire. Ask questions that get below the surface.

“He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever” Chinese Proverbs

Join Others.
Collaborative learning - in classes, small groups, with friends and colleagues - allow us to benefit from diverse perspectives and approaches. People are a gold mine of learning that is tapped through conversation.

“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.”

Check out the other side.
Take time to examine and understand another point of view, even if it radically contradicts yours. You may see things in a new light, or you may have your old convictions strengthened. Personal convictions that have been tested remain flabby.

“Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.” Norman Vincent Peale


Read broadly.
Include a diversity of books, authors, and topics. Resist the temtation to read only those books that reinforce what you already believe.

“The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them” Mark Twain

“Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”

Keep a journal.
Recording what we learn captures our growth in wisdom.

“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior"

Experiment.
Try new approaches and ideas. Age does not affect your ability to learn. An eighty-year-old can learn to surf the net like an eighteen-year-old.

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”


Apply what you know.
Our depth of understanding is often directly related to our ability to apply what we've learned. Application takes knowledge from the head to the heart.

“The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.” Denis Waitley

“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.” Brian Tracy



8/27/2009

Strengthens your determination to succeed.

Determination:
“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” Vince Lombardi

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be” George Sheehan


“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race” Calvin Coolidge

“Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are to some extent a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece by thought, choice, courage and determination.” John Luther

“I have found that great people do have in common an immense belief in themselves and in their mission. They also have great determination as well as an ability to work hard. At the crucial moment of decision, they draw on their accumulated wisdom. Above all, they have integrity.” Yousuf Karsh

“Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.” Denis Waitley

“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” Horace Mann

“A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.” Christian Nevell

“Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination.” Buddha

“The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person's determination.” Tommy Lasorda

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.” Thomas Fuller

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” Mario Andretti

“Construct your Determination with Sustained Effort, Controlled Attention, and Concentrated Energy. opportunities never come to those who wait... they are captured by those who dare to attack.” Paul J. Meyer

“No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything.”

“It takes a little courage, and a little self -- control. And some grim determination, If you want to reach the goal. It takes a deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, If you really want to win. There's no easy path to glory, There's no road to fame. Life, however we may view it, Is no simple parlor game; But it's prizes call for fighting, For endurance and for grit; For a rugged disposition and don't know when to quit.”

“The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.” J. Donald Walters

“Achievement - You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendable labor.” Larry Kersten

“As Aristotle said, happiness is not a condition that is produced or stands on its own; rather, it is a frame of mind that accompanies an activity. But another frame of mind comes first. It is a steely determination to do well.” George F. Will

“The way to learn to do things is to do things. The way to learn a trade is to work at it. Success teaches how to succeed. Begin with the determination to succeed, and the work is half done already.”

Willpower:
Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, "I am of no value", is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought - so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.” Dalai Lama

“When you see a thing clearly in your mind, your creative "success mechanism" within you takes over and does the job much better than you could do it by conscious effort or "willpower” Maxwell Maltz

“We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.” George Sheehan


You need Self-disciplined to strengthens your determination and willpower.

“Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.” Napoleon Hill

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Jesse Owens

“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” Theodore Roosevelt

“Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It require you to connect today's actions to tomorrow's results. There's a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which.” Gary Ryan Blair

“If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself... self-discipline.” Harry S Truman

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves...self-discipline with all of them came first.” Harry S Truman

“By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.” Grenville Kleiser

“Self-discipline, although difficult, and not always easy while combating negative emotions, should be a defensive measure. At least we will be able to prevent the advent of negative conduct dominated by negative emotion. That is 'shila', or moral ethics. Once we develop this by familiarizing ourselves with it, along with mindfulness and conscientiousness, eventually that pattern and way of life will become a part of our own life.”

“Physically you are a human being, but mentally you are incomplete. Given that we have this physical human form, we must safeguard our mental capacity for judgment. For that, we cannot take out insurance; the insurance company is within: self-discipline, self-awareness, and a clear realization of the disadvantages of anger and the positive effects of kindness.” Dalai Lama

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.” Clint Eastwood

“Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment.” Ross Perot

“Be patient. The path of self-discipline that leads to God-realization is not an easy path: obstacles and sufferings are on the path; the latter you must bear, and the former overcome -- all by His help. His help comes only through concentration. Repetition of God's name helps concentration.” Swami Ramdas

Dedication:

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.” Cecil B. De Mille

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen” Frank Lloyd Wright

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” Vince Lombardi

“Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others.”

“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.” Paul Bryant

“You are all Champions in your own way. That doesn't mean you have to be number 1 or be the best. Just do your best. If you aren't first, then make those people ahead of you break records by pushing them with your personal best. Consider for a moment what we achieve from athletics - the sheer fun of competing - the building of a healthy and alert mind and body - stamina, courage, perseverance, dedication, commitment, selflessness and most importantly, the will to excel.”

“My creed is that public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation with full recognition that every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration, that constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought, that smears are not only to be expected but fought, that honor is to be earned, not bought.” Margaret Chase Smith

“In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100% dedication, you won't be able to do this.” Wilson Mizner

“For an interest to be rewarding, one must pay in discipline and dedication, especially though the difficult or boring stages which are inevitably encountered” Mira Komarovsky

“Success for an athlete follows many years of hard work and dedication.” Michael Diamond

“Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.” Cecil B. De Mille

8/22/2009

Steps To Creative Thinking

RIGHT AWAY, WRITE IT DOWN.
Record ideas as soon as you think of them. Keep paper and pen handy at all times - in your car, by your television, on your nightstand.

“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

LISTEN TO MUSIC.
Listen to whatever sparks your imagination, whether it's Michael Jackson, the Beatles, or something you've never heard before.

“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking” Albert Einstein

EXERCISE.
Go for a run, shoot some hops, do jumping jacks - anything that starts your blood pumping and keep your mind sharp.

“Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.”Thomas Jefferson

BRAINSTORM WITH FRIEND, CO-WORKER, SIX-YEAR OLD.
Talk with someone who looks at the world a little differently than you do. Chances are he or she will inspire a new approach.

“The ideas that come out of most brainstorming sessions are usually superficial, trivial, and not very original. They are rarely useful. The process, however, seems to make uncreative people feel that they are making innovative contributions.”

DO IT POORLY.
If you're a perfectionist, don't be. Create something that isn't necessarily your best work, but that gets the job done. Then go back later to fix it or redo it.

“Instead of thinking about what you're missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.”



WATCH PEOPLE.
Go downtown or to the mall, sit on a bench, and observe the passerby, imagine what kind of life they lead.

“The thinking that we are has brought us to where we have already been.
In order to go somewhere else, we must think in a different way.” Albert Einstein

KEEP A JOURNAL.
Write about your life and what's important to you, then revisit your old thoughts when you need new ideas.

“Creative thinking may mean simply the realization that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they always have been done” Rudolf Flesch



PRAY OR READ THE BIBLE.
Putting life into spiritual perspective can take the pressure off and jump-start the creative juices.

“There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? If they have not, there is something wrong with them / so keep seeking! If what you do has brought you inner peace, stay with what you believe is right.”

FREE-WRITE.
Sit down at the computer or with pen and paper and write whatever comes into your mind. You might be surprised at what comes out.

“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, everyday, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.” Christopher Morley

CHANGE YOUR LOCALE.
Find new quiet place - a park, the beach, a library, or just a different room - and let your mind wonder.

WASH THE DISHES OR MOW THE LAWN.
It's easy and it gives you a feeling of accomplishment while you're trying to think.

SLEEP ON IT.
If nothing is working, your best bet may be to give up for now. Let your subconscious create overnight and you'll have fresh ideas tomorrow.

“Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities”

8/19/2009

Marriage Enrichment (Famous Inspirational Quotes)

"Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." Hebrews 13:3-5


"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." Mignon McLaughlin


"All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership." Ann Landers


"A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences." Dave Meurer


"Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain." Euripides


"That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life." Paul Tournier


"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love." Pearl Buck


“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory, but most of the time you are together will be devoted to conversation.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“The trouble with many married people is that they are trying to get more out of marriage than there is in it” Elbert Hubbard


“Remember that a successful marriage depends on two things: (1) finding the right person and (2) being the right person”


“Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before which is never advisable.” Oscar Wilde


“The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open” Groucho Marx


“For a marriage relationship to flourish, there must be intimacy. It takes an enormous amount of courage to say to your spouse,

"This is me. I'm not proud of it -- in fact, I'm a little embarrassed by it -- but this is who I am." Bill Hybels


“Only choose in marriage a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man” Joseph Joubert


“Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.” Louis K. Anspacher


“The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.” Harold Nicolson


“May God bless you with happiness, togetherness, love and laughter, too ....And everything else that makes this marriage, a happy one for you”


“Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash” Dr. Joyce Brothers


“The curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in their weakness rather than in their strength /each asking from the other instead of finding pleasure in giving. It is even more deceptive to dream of gaining through the child a plenitude, a warmth, a value, which one is unable to create for oneself; the child brings joy only to the woman who is capable of disinterestedly desiring the happiness of another, to one who without being wrapped up in self seeks to transcend her own existence.” Simone de Beauvoir


“Marriage is not a simple love affair, it's an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one” Joseph Campbell


“The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make / not just on your wedding day, but over and over again / and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.” Barbara De Angelis


“A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.” Henrik Ibsen


“What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.” Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy


“A happy marriage perhaps represents the ideal of human relationship / a setting in which each partner, while acknowledging the need of the other, feels free to be what he or she by nature is: a relationship in which instinct as well as intellect can find expression; in which giving and taking are equal; in which each accepts the other, and I confronts Thou.” Anthony Storr


“I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse” Benjamin Spock


“There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you.”


“In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.” Iris Murdoch


“They that Marry for Money cannot have the true Satisfaction of Marriage; the requisite Means being wanting.” William Penn


“Between husband and wife there should be no secrets from one another. I have a very high opinion of the marriage tie. I hold that husband and wife merge in each other. They are one in two or two in one.” Mohandas Gandhi


“The secret to a happy marriage is to tell your spouse everything, but the essentials.” Cynthia Nelms


“In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.” Gerald Brenan

8/17/2009

Be Inspired As A Mother (From Famous quotes)

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Genesis 2:23-25


"Honor your father and mother"—which is the first commandment with a promise— that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." Ephesians 6:2-3

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” Marion C. Garretty


“A mother's heart is always with her children.” Proverb quotes


“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.” Benjamin Franklin


“No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.” Florida Scott Maxwell


“Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother” Ann Taylor


“A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” Emily Dickinson


“Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” Erich Fromm


“We only have One Mom, One Mommy, One Mother in this World, One life. Don't wait for the Tomorrow's to tell Mom, you love her.”


“No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.” Harold Macmillan


“If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.” Mother Teresa


“My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.” Helen Hayes


“The successful mother sets her children free and becomes more free herself in the process” Robert Havighurst


“A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” Victor Hugo


“Our nature is obscured by work done by the compulsion of want or fear. The mother reveals herself in the service of her children, so our true freedom is not the freedom from action but freedom in action, which can only be attained in the work of love.” Rabindranath Tagore


“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” Sophia Loren


“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” Washington Irving


“A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking” Helen Rice


“The angel of the Family is Woman. Mother, wife, or sister, Woman is the caress of life, the soothing sweetness of affection shed over its toils, a reflection for the individual of the loving providence which watches over Humanity. In her there is treasure enough of consoling tenderness to allay every pain. Moreover for every one of us she is the initiator of the future. The mother's first kiss teaches the child love; the first holy kiss of the woman he loves teaches man hope and faith in life; and love and faith create a desire for perfection and the power of reaching towards it step by step; create the future, in short, of which the living symbol is the child, link between us and the generations to come. Through her the Family, with its divine mystery of reproduction, points to Eternity.” Giuseppe Mazzini


“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.” Mildred B. Vermont


“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” George Washington


“For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for. She can watch him, as a child, play the games she was not allowed to play; she can invest in him her ideas, aspirations, ambitions, and values -- or whatever she has left of them; she can watch her son, who came from her flesh and whose life was sustained by her work and devotion, embody her in the world. So while the project of raising a boy is fraught with ambivalence and leads inevitably to bitterness, it is the only project that allows a woman to be -- to be through her son, to live through her son.” Andrea Dworkin


“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” Stevie Wonder


“The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.” Hamilton Wright Mabie

8/15/2009

What Makes A Father To You?

A Father is a person who is loving and kind,And often he knows what you have on your mind.

He's someone who listens, suggests, and defends. A father can be one of your very best friends!

He's proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong, A father can be patient and helpful and strong. In all that you do, a dad's love plays a part.

There's always a place for him deep in your heart. And each year that passes, you're even more glad, More grateful and proud just to call him your dad!

Thank you, Father... for listening and caring, for giving and sharing, but, especially, for just being you!

“One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my father is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.”

“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.” Benjamin Franklin


“Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.” Bill Cosby


“The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.” Confucius


“My father always told me, "Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.” Jim Foxlll


“Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice”


“The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father”


“A father's words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house” Paul Lewis


“A father is a fellow who has replaced the currency in his wallet with the snapshots of his kids.”


“I grew up to have my father's looks- my father's speech patterns-my father's posture- my father's opinions and my mother's contempt for my father” Jules Feiffer


“None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of such a Father who has not his equal in this world -- so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.” Queen Victoria


“Until you have a son of your own . . . you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. You will never know the sense of honor that makes a man want to be more than he is and to pass something good and hopeful into the hands of his son. And you will never know the heartbreak of the fathers who are haunted by the personal demons that keep them from being the men they want their sons to be.” Kent Nerburn


“He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.” William Penn


“Any father whose son raises his hand against him is guilty of having produced a son who raised his hand against him.” Charles Peguy


“I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.” Halle Berry


“The kind of man who thinks that helping with the dishes is beneath him will also think that helping with the baby is beneath him, and then he certainly is not going to be a very successful father” Eleanor Roosevelt


“When I was a boy I used to do what my father wanted. Now I have to do what my boy wants. My problem is: When am I going to do what I want?” Sam Levenson

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