I don’t believe makeup and the right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful. The most radiant woman in the room is the one full of life and experience.
— Sharon Stone
Most of us think of other women as beauties, never ourselves. But every woman was created to be a genuine beauty. We learn how to reveal to the world our unique radiance only after we acknowledge it ourselves.
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
— Sophia Loren
There are no ugly women; there are only women who do not know how to look pretty.
— Jean de La Bruyére
Some people fear that when beauty fades, so does love. In reality, it is the other way around; beauty fades only when love is gone.
— Leo Buscaglia
True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery
If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die.
— Leo Buscaglia
God, whether I get anything else done today, I want to make sure that I spend time loving You and loving other people – because that’s what life is all about.
— Rick Warren
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
— Proverbs 17:9
I know people who have a lot of money and they get testimonial dinners and hospital wings named after them. But the truth is that nobody loves them. When you get to my age, you’ll measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you. That’s the ultimate test of how you’ve lived your life.
— Warren Buffett
The highest calling of a human being is unselfish love – to love without being loved back, without any self-interest.
— Reinold Niebuhr
Love is the long-sought Fountain of Youth. As long as we love, we remain young.
— Leo Buscaglia
Where love is present, where parents put each other first, children look forward to coming home.
— Eknath Easwaran
Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.
— Song of Solomon 8:7
I was lucky to be brought up loved. Not that everything I did was liked, but I knew that I was loved – and knowing this gave me the ability and freedom to be who I wanted to be.
— Dr. Bernie Siegel
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person – he believed in me.
— Jim Valvano
I learned more listening to my father around the dinner table than in four years of college.
Everybody knows that fatherhood reveals your limitations. But less well known is that, now and then, fatherhood also brings out skills that might well have gone undiscovered were it not for having kids.
— Hugh O’Neill
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
— Theodore Hesburgh
The most productive fathering time of your day may be the five minutes you stop along your route home, close your eyes and determine your family agenda for the evening – especially your first 30 minutes.
— Paul Lewis
I love being a mother. I am more aware. I feel things on a deeper level. I seem to have more of everything now; more love, more magic, more energy.
— Shelley Long
Being a full time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.
— Mildred Vermont
In the evening, after she has gone to sleep, I kneel beside the crib and touch her face, where it is pressed against the slats, with mine.
— Joan Didion
I had to become a mother before I realized what a wonderful place in the scheme of things the Creator has given women.
— Ida Wells
Women are the fulfilled sex. Through our children we are able to produce our own immortality, so we lack that divine restlessness which sends men charging off in pursuit of fortune or fame or an imagined Utopia.
— Phyllis McGinley
Don’t pull back from loving your children during adolescence just because they pull back from you. It is just when they hate you most that they most need your steady, reliable love.
— Dr. Frank Pitman III
Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory: love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved.
— Kate Samperi
Whether it was academics or athletics, my parents were always the first ones to say how proud they were of me and my accomplishments. As long as I can remember, my dad let me know that he would support me no matter what. He made it clear to me from an early age that he was going to love me whether I got three hits or none.
— Derek Jeter
The biggest thing that my parents did was tell me from an early age that I didn’t have to earn their love. They were going to love me no matter what. That really allowed me a lot of freedom in my personal life and in the rest of my life as well. In high school, I wanted to try to win every football game. But it wasn’t because I felt like I had to do that to try to please my parents. They were going to stand by me whether we won or lost.
— Drew Bledsoe
If you find that you are not feeling in love anymore, be more loving.
— Dr. Frank Pittman III
One does not fall “in” or “out” of love. One grows in love.
— Leo Buscaglia
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all; forgiving means to pardon that which is unpardonable, or it is no virtue at all – and to hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all.
— G.K. Chesterton
Love has a short memory. It needs continual reminders.
— Larry Christenson
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
— 1 Corinthians 13:4-8