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Mothers

Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.
Katharine Hathaway

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Abraham Lincoln

I am amazed (and secretly delighted) at how many people stop me to have a look at my baby. Motherhood seems to break all social barriers as conversations with strangers of all ages and backgrounds evolve.
Simone Bloom

You have omitted to mention the greatest of my teachers – my mother.
Sir Winston Churchill, on being asked to check a list of those who had taught him

In the event of an oxygen shortage on airplanes, mothers of young children are always reminded to put on their oxygen mask first, to better assist the children with theirs. The same tactic is necessary on terra firma. There’s no way of sustaining our children if we don’t first rescue ourselves. I don’t call that selfish behavior. I call it love.
Joyce Maynard

The Importance of Fathers

Above all, I learned this from my father: Being a dad is the most important job I’ll ever have.
George W. Bush

Fathers have a special excitement about them that babies find intriguing. Fathers embody a delicious mixture of familiarity and novelty.
Louise Kaplan

There is no more important relationship for a girl than the one she has with her father. It is a girl’s father who helps shape her character, forms her trust and I believe entirely sets her expectations of the way men should treat her. He defended me. He enouraged me. And he challenged me.
Condolezza Rice

There’s no pillow quite so soft as a father’s strong shoulder.
Richard Evans

When you’re out on the course with your son, you’re each watching the other handle the success and disappointment and unfairness and good luck of the game. You’re letting your son find his way, and at the same time he sees that you’re vulnerable, that you aren’t perfect, that you have feelings and emotions that are human. He learns that even when a man does the best he can, he makes mistakes, and that it’s all right.
Earl Woods

The Importance of Fathers

A father’s lessons are gifts that last a lifetime.
John Ryan

Nothing could get me if I curled up on my father’s lap. All about him was safe.
Naomi Mitchison

With the father’s involvement the child is more likely to have a sense of humor, to develop a sort of inner excitement, to believe in himself or herself, to be more motivated to learn.
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

For many little girls, life with Father is a dress rehearsal for love and marriage.
David Jeremiah

How fathers and sons relate to each other is really how many things are decided within the family – the respect that is given to women, the sense of responsibility that develops in the boys, the amount of love and caring and genuine sharing that can be expressed within the family structure. For their sons, fathers are often a blueprint for living.
Scharada Ball

Life Is an Adventure

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

We pay for security with boredom, for adventure with bother.
Anonymous

Safety, security and survival are not meaningful goals for our lives. If we’re going to get anywhere, we’re going to have to risk venturing into the unknown. Life is about adventure, not maintenance.
John Maxwell

The only life worth living is the adventurous life. Of such a life, the dominant characteristic is that it is unafraid. It is unafraid of what other people think. It does not adapt either its pace or its objectives to the pace and objectives of its neighbors. It thinks its own thoughts, it reads its own books, it develops its own hobbies and it is governed by its own conscience.
Raymond Fosdick

Life is an adventure. Don’t be afraid to get off the beaten path because very few have already trod there. You can go down a side way and if you’ve made a mistake, what does it really matter? As long as you are learning from the mistake, success will ultimately rub off on you.
William Shatner

Find Opportunities

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Demosthenes

Go for security instead of opportunity and you will lose both.
Harvey Mackay

Opportunityfollows struggle. It follows effort. It follows hard work. It doesn’t come before.
Shelby Steele

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
Anonymous

Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Earl Nightingale

Mothers

Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.
Katharine Hathaway

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Abraham Lincoln

I am amazed (and secretly delighted) at how many people stop me to have a look at my baby. Motherhood seems to break all social barriers as conversations with strangers of all ages and backgrounds evolve.
Simone Bloom

You have omitted to mention the greatest of my teachers – my mother.
Sir Winston Churchill, on being asked to check a list of those who had taught him

In the event of an oxygen shortage on airplanes, mothers of young children are always reminded to put on their oxygen mask first, to better assist the children with theirs. The same tactic is necessary on terra firma. There’s no way of sustaining our children if we don’t first rescue ourselves. I don’t call that selfish behavior. I call it love.
Joyce Maynard

The Importance of Fathers

Above all, I learned this from my father: Being a dad is the most important job I’ll ever have.
George W. Bush

Fathers have a special excitement about them that babies find intriguing. Fathers embody a delicious mixture of familiarity and novelty.
Louise Kaplan

There is no more important relationship for a girl than the one she has with her father. It is a girl’s father who helps shape her character, forms her trust and I believe entirely sets her expectations of the way men should treat her. He defended me. He enouraged me. And he challenged me.
Condolezza Rice

There’s no pillow quite so soft as a father’s strong shoulder.
Richard Evans

When you’re out on the course with your son, you’re each watching the other handle the success and disappointment and unfairness and good luck of the game. You’re letting your son find his way, and at the same time he sees that you’re vulnerable, that you aren’t perfect, that you have feelings and emotions that are human. He learns that even when a man does the best he can, he makes mistakes, and that it’s all right.
Earl Woods