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The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance
Albert Einstein

The only thing more perilous than naivety is presumption.
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Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Earl Nightingale

In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one's social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education... But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one's development as a human being. Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve others - qualities which are within easy reach of every soul - are the foundation of one's spiritual life.
Nelson Mandela

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

A faithful companion is worth more than a legion of kin.
Your success as a family... our success as a nation... depends not on what happens inside the White House, but on what happens inside your house.
Barbara Bush

Your prosperity as a family... our prosperity as a nation... depends not on what occurs inside the White House, but on what transpires inside your domicile.
All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it.
Sigmund Freud

'The most strained individual in the family serves as a focal point for all relationships.'
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
Charles Dickens

No one is valueless in this world who alleviates the load of it to someone else.
Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community,
organisation or nation.
Queen Elizabeth II

'Family' can be used to signify a social unit that goes beyond mere lineage.
Love is our only reason for living and the only purpose of life. We live for the sake of love, and we live seeking love... it is not surprising that we keep looking for love. All of us are nothing but vibrations of love. We are sustained by love, and in the end we merge back into love.
Swami Muktananda

Show me a family of readers,
and I will show you the people who move the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Demonstrate to me a clan of bibliophiles, and I will manifest the individuals who shape the world.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel Carson

Marriage: If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don't expose it to the elements. You don't make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.
F. Burton Howard

The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
Jeff Cooper

Momma tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied, and that leaves only me to blame, cause Momma tried.
Merle Haggard

Mother attempted to bring me up rightly, but I rejected her entreaties, and that only leaves me culpable, for Mother endeavored.
Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
Tony Robbins

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Maria Montessori

Allow a child to attempt a task without interference.
United we stand, divided we fall.

Collective strength yields success, solitary efforts yield failure.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers

Conduct yourself in a manner that you would not be embarrassed to offer your parrot to the local rumormonger.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles R. Swindoll

Every day we contribute to the deposit of memories in our offspring's minds.
When children are allowed to help make family decisions, they tend to be much more supportive and happier with family life. Also when allowed to help make rules, they will follow them much closer than if rules are forced on them. All these add up to a happier home for all.
Rudolf Dreikurs

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Virginia Satir

A mother's love is like a beacon, Burning bright with Faith and Prayer, And through the changing scenes of life, We can find a haven there.
Helen Steiner Rice

A mother's affection is like a lighthouse, Glowing with Trust and Supplication, And amid the fluctuating episodes of life, We can discover a refuge there.
Church is not an organization you join; it is a family where you belong, a home where you are loved and a hospital where you find healing.
Nicky Gumbel

Church is not a club to join; it is a family that embraces you, a sanctuary where you are cherished and a refuge where you find solace.
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
Mother Teresa

Encourage domestic tranquility by cherishing your relatives.
Disorder in the society is the result of disorder in the family.
Elizabeth Ann Seton

The breakdown of the family unit can lead to chaos in the community.
No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?
Lee Iacocca

No matter how many accomplishments you can list, if you have not devoted time and affection to your family, what has been truly achieved?
No other success can compensate for failure in the home. The poorest shack in which love prevails over a united family is of greater value to God and future humanity that any other riches. In such a home God can work miracles and will work miracles.
David O. McKay

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Desmond Tutu

'Your relatives are an act of divine providence; a blessing to both them and you.'
A man cannot govern a nation if he cannot govern a city; he cannot govern a city if he cannot govern a family; he cannot govern a family unless he can govern himself; and he cannot govern himself unless his passions are subject to reason
Hugo Grotius

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
Napoleon Hill

Magnanimous attainment commonly arises from substantial forfeiture, and is never a consequence of self-interest.
The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face.
Donald Woods Winnicott

The origin of the reflection is the visage of the matriarch.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
Agatha Christie

A mother's ardor for her progeny is like no other in existence. It defies all rules, has no compassion, it conquers every challenge and mercilessly obliterates everything blocking its way.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
Walt Disney

A man should never forsake his family for work.
Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need for every family to have joy.
Mother Teresa

'If we wish for harmony in the world, it must begin with affection within our own households. To foster delight, each family should be content.'
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
Albert Einstein

Celebrate with your kin in the verdant realm of existence.
A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
Arthur Conan Doyle

A pooch mirrors the domestic environment. Has anyone ever seen a sprightly canine in a dismal household, or a sorrowful hound in an ecstatic one? Ill-tempered people have hostile canines, dangerous individuals have menacing ones.
I describe family values as responsibility towards others, increase of tolerance, compromise, support, flexibility. And essentially the things I call the silent song of life-the continuous process of mutual accommodation without which life is impossible.
Salvador Minuchin

I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family - and I don't think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.
Frank Sinatra

I would like to be recalled as someone who savored life to the fullest, had excellent companions, and an admirable family - and I can't think of anything more desirable than that.
My father chose my name , and my last name was chosen by my ancestors . That’s enough, I myself choose my way
Ali Shariati

My father selected my appellation , and my surname was determined by my forebears . That's sufficient, I myself decide my course.
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
Brigham Young

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
Frederick Buechner

No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
J. Edgar Hoover

To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas.
Brock Chisholm

You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.
Trenton Lee Stewart

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'
Harmon Killebrew

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Pope John Paul II

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
Jim Rohn

I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.
Marie Curie